Hi all, got my hands on a lovely vintage hubcap that I want to use for a guitar.
It is made of steel, and this has got me wondering about potential issues mounting electric components on it (pickup, sockets and maybe tone/ volume knobs.
Is there anything I should be aware (or wary) of? Grounding, insulation???
Anybody got any experience or advice in these matters?
Thanks in advance.
That's a beautiful piece of work.
Did you mount the piezos straight onto the cap?
In a slice of plastic waste pipe embedded in hot glue
Mounting electric pickups and controls onto metal guitar bodies (hubcaps, tin cans etc) and scratchplates works fine - it's gives good electrical continuity for the earth (ground) and if wired properly should provide good screening.
John, thanks, that puts my mind at ease.
Shopuld I ground the cap itself to the jack socket?
Just mounting the jack socket into a hole drilled thru' the steel hubcap will earth it, as long as it is a typical metal socket (not a one with a plastic "barrel" body).