Self-adhesive Shielding Kit

Self-adhesive Shielding Kit

Standard kit

Item # 3789
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$17.98

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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

Shielding kit

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Verified Buyer


Worked great, fast delivery. Item was as described

4.0

Just enough

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Verified Buyer


The smaller kit was just barely enough to do a telecaster. It’s all nice quality but make sure you plan out your cuts and don’t mess up or you’ll run out.

5.0

Shielding just one? Go this way!

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Verified Buyer


This is an easy way to isolate material costs on a single job. Normally I stock in bulk. But I don't force myself to account for the scraps and cut-off pieces.

5.0

Great kit...Go for it!

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Verified Buyer


Didn't know Stewmac put this together...what a great idea. The kit is well done... basically, everything you need. I did buy and extra roll of conductive copper tape, just to have extra. Never hurts to go overboard when making sure your guitar is absolutely quiet. All in all, great kit, great idea and fast shipping. Thanks! :)

J.S.
Professional Musician

5.0

Glad I did!

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Verified Buyer


Some wouldn’t think an LP would need such, but the control cavity has no grounding other than that which is soldered to the pots. Having this spread throughout the inside of the control cavity and on the inside of the cover cut-down the hum by almost 50%, even during split-coil usage.

5.0

Best Upgrade You Can Make On A Stratocaster

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Verified Buyer


Killed that 60 hertz hum dead in it's tracks. The kit had more than enough copper sheets to complete the job. Only two things to remember. 1. Make sure to wrap the foil over the top of the cavity so your pickguard shield makes contact. 2. Connect the shielding on the control cavity to the shielding in the output jack cavity by soldering a wire between the two.

5.0

Great Kit!

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Verified Buyer


I've started modding my Fender American Professional Telecaster. One of the first things I did was replace the stock plain Jane pickguard with a pearloid pickguard. When I took the old pickguard off, I found that the body was actually routed out to have a humbucker in the neck and another single coil in the middle. The cavities were shielded with paint, but not well. So, I used the shielding tape to shield both cavities and grounded both cavities to a grounding connector that the control plate is wired to. This kit did what I needed and I even have some tape and wire left over for my next project.

5.0

Great Shielding

By

Verified Buyer


Made my strap hung radio receiver back into a guitar again.

The down side is I can't use it to test fluorescent bulbs anymore.??

5.0

Worked Like A Charm!

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Verified Buyer


Shielded up my Stratocaster with the large kit because I figured it was better to have more than not enough. She's quiet as a mouse now. Follow the instructions & you'll be golden.

5.0

Nice Kit

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Verified Buyer


This was my first stab at shielding one of my basses - Fender Jazz in this case. There was plenty of material to complete the job. Directions were good but I'd recommend reading them and thinking about what you are trying to do before starting. I altered the directions to fit my needs and reduced my workload and risk a bit. You will need some soldering skills and equipment to do this correctly. Results have been good. Didn't have any real hum problems before, but was replacing pickups anyway so I said what the heck.

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