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Self-adhesive Shielding Kit

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Self-adhesive Shielding Kit

About This Item

Get rid of electrical noise! These conductive shielding materials reduce noise, hum and radio interference when connected to electrical ground.

Use the self-adhesive copper foil to line control cavities or shield pickup coils. (Instructions included.)

#3789 Standard kit shields most guitars, including traditional Strat® and Tele®.
Includes:
Self-adhesive copper foil in three sizes:
         1-1/8" x 13-1/2"
         1/2" x 19-1/2"
         5" x 7" (two sheets)
20" of 2-conductor shielded wire
5" of single-conductor insulated wire
Solder
Instructions

#3790 Large kit has enough foil for Strats made since the '90s.
Includes:
Self-adhesive copper foil in three sizes:
         1-1/8" x 13-1/2" (2 sheets)
         1/2" x 19-1/2"
         and four sheets of 5" x 7" (4 sheets)
20" of 2-conductor shielded wire
5" of single-conductor insulated wire
Solder
Instructions

Self-adhesive copper foil is conductive on both sides.

Additional rolls of Conductive Copper Tape can be purchased separately.


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Instructions

Product Instructions

Guitar Shielding

An overview of guitar shielding with the Self-Adhesive Shielding Kit, including a list of required tools.

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5.0

Self adhesive Shielding Kit is everything I needed for my Strat build

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I recently built a relic'd Strat style guitar and used this kit to shield it. It worked as advertised, with continuity through the self-adhesive joints, it wasn't necessary to solder across the joints. This was a great time saver and worked great.

5.0

Nice kit

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This kit did exactly what I hoped it would do and it was packaged nicely and it arrived promptly. I was able to Shield my Telecaster and my Strat with a little bit left to spare. The Strat was already pretty quiet but on the Telecaster it made a world of difference.

Those who have commented about the foil being sharp are not kidding. You don't realize it at the time but that stuff can really do a number on your fingers. You don't Bleed all over the place or anything like that but it does leave little tiny cuts. For the rest of the guitars in going to use some sort of gloves or finger coverings.

Good stuff though.

5.0

Pleasantly surprised

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I heard many people say the noise reduction from shielding was maybe 20 to 30%. Well, they must not have done it properly or didn't use this kit. It really works well and drastically reduced the noise. Very happy. Thanks!

5.0

A Must Have !

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If you really want to quiet your axe, get this kit, an Exacto knife and take a little time. The idea
will fall into place as your do it. Does not diminish performance, actually increases and balances
tonal quality all while eliminating most of the EM/RF interference. I have done a few now. My
personal American Std. has never been more quiet at idle and smoother in performance.
I build and sell loaded pick guards, my notes always recommend this Stew-Mac kit.

5.0

Background noise fixed

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i had a grounding issue with my Jackson that caused a background buzz when I would crank the drive, which would stop when I touched the strings. Bought this, shielded all electronic cavities and replaced the wire from the input Jack with the shielded wire provided. Problem fixed. Now I can crank the drive for a heavy distorted tone with harmonics galore and I get no background noise.

3.0

pretty good

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copper foil and solder were fine, wires seemed like dry old stock or something

4.0

Just enough

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Exactly as advertised. I now have a very quiet guitar. However i needed to be very accurate and frugal with using it as it is only just and I mean just enough for one guitar with not the slightest bit left. If you wish to do the pick guard as well then get the large one.

1.0

not enough copper

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the tape quality was good. but for the cost they should have given you more for the guy who doesnt do this very often. i dont recomend buying this product. it is very fusterating watching your tape get used up thru inexperience knowing you wont have enough to finish.having to fill in with tin foil was nuts. how often do most people shield therer guitars? even just a little more would have been great. the tape will not do the sides so you have to finish using the sheet. very dissapointed

5.0

Amazingly Quiet

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I bought the Standard kit to shield a very noisy MIM Jazz bass. The kit had more than enough copper to do the job which only took about an hour and a half. When I was done, the meter showed very good conductivity throughout the cavities, even without soldering. When it was all back together, it was unbelievably quiet, even with the amp cranked and the single coils solo'd. Really an amazing difference. Well worth the time and money.

5.0

important upgrade, good value

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I would buy this kit and the 2 inch copper roll as a supplement(or you could just buy the 2' inch roll since that has the best utility). I completely masked the Strat cavities and only areas around the pickguard pickups and screw rather than disassembling all the electronics. This killed 99% of the overall static and hum. If you do this BE SURE to have foil under the volume pot since this is the general input ground.

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