Conductive Copper Tape

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

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Conductive Copper Tape 2"  wide

2" wide

Item # 0028
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$19.39

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Conductive Copper Tape 3/4" wide

3/4" wide

Item # 0037
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$12.69

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Conductive Copper Tape 1/4" wide

1/4" wide

Item # 0036
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$4.62

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Conductive Copper Tape - Set of 3

Conductive Copper Tape - Set of 3

Item # 0038
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$36.70 $32.66

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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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The best, as usual.

By Laurence Anderson from Seattle
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 10, 2012


The stuff works great! Conductive on both sides, dead quiet guitar. Just be careful using it, and expect your fingers to get cut up some. That stuff is sharp!

Highly Recommended

By Kish.R from Chaguanas, Trinidad
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 18, 2012


This is an excellent product I used it for pickup and control cavity shielding on a Stratocaster style body. The conductive adhesive made the job faster and safer with no need to solder adjoining strips to ensure connectivity.
I recommend using shielding paint on the insides of the single coil pickup covers and a strip of this tape can be used to connect the cover to the shielding on the pick guard. It can easily be removed to service or replace pickups at a later date.

Conductive Copper Tape

By T Rice from Houston
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 17, 2012


Works great. What I wanted. Delivered
quickly. Very happy with purchase.

Good stuff...

By RLowVaughn from Boise, Id.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 17, 2012


The conductive adhesive make this tape much simpler to do the job right. Not to mention it's a great price and the StewMac service is always outstanding.

It Works

By jdelano from Indianapolis, Indiana
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 08, 2012


You must ground all of the cavities that have been shielded. The adhesive is conductive, I tested continuity. I shielded a jackson dinky double humbucker and a les paul (including the backs of control plates) with one roll. If you have more than two guitars I would get the paint.

Not the same tape

By Rob's Mod Shop from Holland, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 20, 2012


I've ordered this tape twice now. The second order was a different kind of tape. It seems a little less robust (although I didn't actually measure the thickness to compare) and the backing is really flimsy, making it more difficult to get a corner started when you peel it off. This seems like a small gripe but it adds quite a bit of time to a shielding job. There are other methods of shielding and, in my experience, none of them work as well as copper tape. Stewmac's tape has the conductive adhesive that is key to a good shield. I swear by this stuff.

excellent

By Renato Duarte from Santos - SP - Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 15, 2012


high quality product

Excellent

By eatsleeprock from Ottawa, ON
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 07, 2012


Very sticky. Good price. LOTS of tape on the roll. Not bad to work with, although I would recomend buying the 3/4" roll as well.

Silence isn't golden, it's copper colored!

By Patterson from Fremont, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 04, 2012


I purchased this copper foil as a last resort for a friend's inexpensive bass guitar that had a persistent noise problem. Covering the entire cavity with the foil and the underneath of the scratch plate eliminated the hum completely. I was so impressed that I did the same for my '02 SG with P90s that was mildly noisy. It worked there very well also.

Really encouraged, I did the same for my '82 Strat and it is now almost totally silent. I'm a believer! Copper coating my Les Paul next. This stuff really works! A couple of hints: 1)The really narrow stuff is pretty useless. 2)Make sure that the foil on the underneath of the guard makes an electical contact with the cavity foil 3)Ground the foil somehow.

A tip

By Bancika from Serbia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 16, 2011


It's not cheap, but it makes shielding much easier. A big plus is conductive paint, so you can shield cavities one side at the time and still maintain electrical connection between all tape pieces.
One tip though, save the money and get the narrowest tape. Use cheap household Alu foil and double sided tape to shield large surfaces and then just connect all the Alu pieces with the copper tape. You'll be able to shield a few guitars with just one 3$ roll and some household foil.

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