Conductive Copper Tape

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Conductive Copper Tape 2"  wide

2" wide

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Conductive Copper Tape 3/4" wide

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Conductive Copper Tape 1/4" wide

1/4" wide

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Conductive Copper Tape - Set of 3

Conductive Copper Tape - Set of 3

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Conductive Copper Tape

Get rid of buzz and interference in your guitar.
Shield pickups and control cavities with this self-adhesive copper tape.

180" rolls for shielding pickups and control cavities to reduce hum, noise and radio interference. The self-adhesive backing is also conductive, so overlapped seams are electrically continuous. Wrap this tape around pickup coils for additional shielding.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of all three widths.

Conductive Copper Tape surface accepts solder.

Item Width Thickness Length
#0028 2" (50.80mm) .00125" (0.076mm, 1.25 mil) 180" (4.57m)
#0037 3/4" (19.05mm) .00125" (0.076mm, 1.25 mil) 180" (4.57m)
#0036 1/4" (6.35mm) .00125" (0.076mm, 1.25 mil) 180" (4.57m)

For quicker shielding in small, hard to reach areas, use our Conductive Shielding Paint. Also available: our Shielding Kit contains the materials for shielding one guitar.


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This shielding tape is great

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I use this for all my guitars and basses control cavities. It is easy to use and sticks really well, and of course the shielding is great. no hum! Thanks stewmac!

5.0

Nothing compares to this!

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This is thick, strong and easy to use without having to solder all the joins. A great look and a real time saver. Quality stuff from Stewmac. I won't use anything else ever again!

5.0

Magical tape.

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I bought the 2" roll and shielded 2 strats with some leftover. The difference in noise levels is dramatic.
Pretty easy to use, but tape your fingers to avoid cutting them up when pressing into nooks and crannies.. This stuff is sharp.

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Exc. quality Copper Tape, very easy to work with for your edges and tight spots. ( i was using the 1/4" wide to finish up shielding the cavity of a Strat )

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1/4" tape

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In my pickguardless superstrat, I found it usefull to line one strip through the wire channel in the body twist the single coil neck pickup leads then wrap them in the copper tape. I checked continuity between cavities. I repaired the gaps in the previous foil job making sure I had a firm electrical connection under the pots and switches.

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Having a lot of unwanted noise?

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This conductive copper tape is amazing if done correctly. Three different widths to fit your guitars' crevices. I definitely recommend this if you want to keep your guitar quiet.

4.0

Fairly easy to work with but...

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for my inexpensive jobs it's paint from now on. If you're working on a top notch electric, go for it but it is a bit of a challenge until you get the hang of it.

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Excellent

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I purchased 2 inch copper tape and shielded 1968 SG with P90 pups . I soldered all tape work with ease . Results - no hum , axe is so quiet that I have already other people asking me to do same magic ;) . Way better than conductive paint ( considering very old guitars where shielding may be removed preserve originality of it )

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Copper Shielding Tape

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This is a great material to use for shielding. It is easily formed and makes suitable electrical connections merely overlapping other layers slightly. It does take a little practice to handle it well. Believe it or not, a couple of handy "tools" to have are a wooden pencil with a good eraser (to press the tape into the corners). This works better than a fingernail which tends to rip the copper foil. A full size rubber eraser in good shape help in corners and to rub the tape down, a smaller pair of sharp scissors and an Exacto Knife with a new blade are also very useful. I make paper templates and then figure the folds, transfer it to the tape and then cut it out. I'm old school, so I solder the joints (un-necessary). The tape is very thin and solders like a dream with a low wattage iron. You can solder on a grounding wire easily. I've done a couple of dozen guitars and basses and would not use anything else. I also have shielded the pickup pockets or the back of Strat style pick-guards. Since that will introduce a (tiny) bit of capacitance, distance matters. You can't change a pocket but you can keep it back a little (1/4") from a pick-guard mounted pickups. I don't claim if it makes any difference, but why not. The attached picture is a Peavey body. The "rough" looking flat areas are from very bumpy paint over-spray. If this is going to bother you, sand down the over-spray smooth before installing the tape. If a guitar is expensive or I was going to show my friends, I'd sand it. The "tabs" along the face connect to the shield tape on the pick-guard when it is installed. There is also a wire soldered in between the main pocket and jack pocket shielding. I used to sand down the paint fairly flat, but now û only if the guitar is valuable. It DOES LOOK NICER. If you have a vintage instrument, don't let that stop you, this tape is easy to remove and even more easily removed if you warm it a bit with a hair dryer. I personally am NOT a fan of conductive paint and you still have to make a wire/ring terminal connection to a painted area. So, with a little practice and you can get this down to about 30 minutes for a GOOD job. This material is great and easy to use. I use it exclusively. I even re-shield guitars painted with conducting paint.

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Copper Tape

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I used this for a Strat project that I just completed. Lined the pickup cavities in the body and the back of the pickguard. This tape is easy to use and does the job for knocking out the hum.

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