Self-adhesive Shielding Kit

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

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Standard kit

Item # 3789
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$14.98

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Large kit

Item # 3790
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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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Very Pleased!

By JamieJ from Miami FL
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 31, 2013


I used the standard kit to shield my 1980s Japanese Stratocaster that was humming slightly when the lights were on, despite installing noiseless pickups, which were a great improvement over the original single coils. Upon inspection, I discovered that the cavities were partially shielded with copper tape but with many gaps. I installed the copper tape into all the cavities, over the previous tape, making sure all the gaps were covered and there was a lip over the edges to make contact with the shielded pearloid pickguard I recently bought. This seemed to ground the installation. No hum! Just that great sound!

Works!

By luthiernewbie from usa
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, December 17, 2012


I just built a 50s Les Paul based solid body and a 66 Precision Bass replica. Using the P90 pickups on the Les Paul was a challenge because they are inherently noisy. I play my guitars on stage and I couldn't use the Paul the first time I tried to use it. I bought the shielding kit, lined the electronics cavities, csvity covers and pickup covers, and the buzz was totally gone. I was really amazed! So when I built my bass I also used the shielding with buzz free results. I'ts not hard to use. Just follow the suggested installation instructions.

Wow - more than I expected! DO IT NOW!

By Mike Tripoli from Wichita, KS
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I have a "FrankenStrat" I do all kinds of things to. It picked up so much noise if the amp didn't have RF suppression I could've picked up alien communications. I read a few reviews and figured I'd give this a go. I bought the "large" kit and off I went. One thing I got was some "molding clay" tools and used these as burnishers. After looking at the kit, and knowing what I wanted to do, I also bought a roll of thin copper sheet from a hobby store. Stew-Mac has their own but I wanted a full sheet of copper (sorry SM). I may have got a bit carried away; I covered every square inch of the every internal cavity (plenty of copper foil because I didn't do the pickguard with it). Put it all back together and plugged it in. I heard nothing. I thought I must have shorted something out and hit a string; clear as a bell! I was shocked. More than shocked. It was dead. Quiet. Waved it around the room; not a bit of noise. I tool a small fluorescent ring light (I have a stereo microscope for working on electronics) and waved it all over the face of the guitar and pickups; nothing! UNBELIEVABLE! DO IT! DO NOT HESITATE!

Works great

By Jim Murray from Carmel, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 08, 2012


Did the trick on my Jazz bass. Even did a P-bass and got a nice improvement.

Nice Sheilding

By bobmblock from Herman,  NE
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 07, 2012


Although tricky to get it right in the curves, corners, nooks, and crannys, it is worth the effort. Got this kit the same day as my new Dimebag SH-13 P/U. They even give you the solder which is also good quality. A nicely quiet Shecter Omen is now, "is this thing on", quiet. The Shecter comes with shielding paint but I have always thought the copper foil to be best and I was right at least on mine. I covered every cavity and plate with the perfect amount to cover everything but be meticulus in your cuts or you will be a little short.

This works!

By kavemann from Vero Beach, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 03, 2012


Got the large kit for my Strat... works as advertised and the instructions are excellent. Had a bit left over but wouldn't want to try the small kit. The foil adheres very well but is forgiving enough I didn't waste any. And my Strat is quiet when I want it to be...not even any touch-the-string pops

Highly recommended

By Goanna from Sydney, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 14, 2012


I recommend this kit to anyone who can solder, has patience, and is prepared to do a bit of research. My custom strat was picking up electrical interference but once the pickguard and cavities were shielded plus removing ground loops all is quiet. (get the large kit)

By bye buzz

By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 16, 2012


It works. No more buzz in the Jazz!

does exactly what it says

By mikec nyc from NYC, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 11, 2012


I bought this kit knowing that it would take a little time and energy on my part to get it right. I took a mid-90's Tex-Mex Tele and was able to get almost all of the shielding noise taken care of. I use some pretty high gain pedals, mainly from Keeley, and the added gain was causing allot of extra noise on stage. Almost completely gone. Watched the video, watched a friend do his bass, and then took it on step by step. If I can do it, anyone can. Thanks

Awesome product

By MarkintheGardens from Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 07, 2012


This is the second kit I have purchased to "hum-proof" one of my guitars. The copper foil is easy to apply. I used it for the pickguard and the tremolo cover on the back of my Squire Strat. Although the product information shows using the foil to line the pickup cavity as well, I chose to use shielding paint (also from Stew-Mac) for all interior surfaces. It took a little sandpaper to rough up the glossy surfaces before painting. This process totally eliminated the single coil hum in all but the MOST demanding situations.

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