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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5.0

Clean, clean, clean

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In the old days I used to coat the electronics cavities in my basses with Nickel Print. As that has become quite costly and harder to locate, I turned to this tape. I should have done this years ago. This tape is very easy to cut into the proper shapes, and stays put after you've placed it. Needless to say, the protective qualities are why I use it. No more interference from outside sources. Please keep this in stock, I am certain to need more.

4.0

Works great

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The tape worked perfectly. The adhesion seems to be more reliable than I thought it was going to be. I'll use it again. However, I might use spray in tighter spots. Great product.

4.0

Shielding single coil guitars

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I recently used Stew Mac's copper tape to shield a 1958 Strat and a Tele clone that I built. The results were almost unbelievable. I used the 2" and 3/4" tape. While dealing with the tape was a bit infuriating at first (the adhesive is VERY aggressive) I got used to it and the job went faster after the first couple cavities were done.


Take your time, make sure you are marking asymmetric shapes from the correct side of the tape (don't ask...) and it will work out fine. Use star grounding and solder the overlaps between tape sections. You will be amazed at the results. The Tele that I made has drilled channels rather than routes between the cavities. I used brass tubing through the drill channels and soldered the copper tape to the tubing for continuous shielding.



For any of the "Vintage" mavens shocked at doing anything but drooling on '58 Strats, this is an instrument that was on the road in the '70s with Stevie Wonder, the Ojays and other groups. It has an anatomically correct naked woman in pearl on the fretboard, Corvette metallic blue paint with stars, moons, and another naked lady on the body. Thus, no vintage hangups... The owner thinks of it as a tool. But now the engineers don't say " Hey what's that buzzin' out there? Can you stop that buzzin'??

5.0

~Hum-free

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Since covering the entire cavity and underside of the the pickguard of my strat (single coil pickups) there has been a dramatic improvement in the susceptibility of the RF and 60Hz hum. Do it! Buy the 2" and simply use scissors to cut to fit. Make sure it connects to ground at some point.

5.0

Excellent copper tape!

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Easy to work, conductive adhesive, big 2" roll.

5.0

High quality copper tape

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I always get mine from Stewmac because, like all their other electronic items, it is high quality. Great stuff!

4.0

It works

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I've installed this in 3 guitars and it helped kill hum in all of them quite well. Very easy to install, and sticks for a long time.

5.0

What I needed

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Just what I needed at a fair price.

4.0

Gets the job done, but not completely effective

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The copper tape is made well, with adhesive conductive backing so you don't have to solder any joints if you don't want to. Test it with a multimeter--it will all be continuous if you press it flat. My only complaint is the way that this is marketed, for reducing hum. It really only protects against one variety, and there a handful you can encounter on the gig. I would never consider this a cure-all for hum, just one line of protection.

5.0

Just What I Needed.

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The shielding tape was perfect! It was easy to apply and worked like a champ to keep my guitar project quiet! Thanks again STEWMAC!

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