Does John's guitars have electric shielding to reduce noise?
Dave Lee: "I seem to recall trying the 'shielding' trick on one or two of John's guitars. It didn't make much difference. Single coil pickups are noisy. That's pretty much accepted. Thankfully, much of John's playing was on a relatively clean channel. And that would keep them quiet. When he would use his distortion pedals, he was usually playing hard over the noise. If he suddenly would stop playing while using distortion, you would definitely hear noise."
- Raphael Romanelli Andrade de Oliveira - Ilicínea, MG - Brazil