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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$15.98

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Large 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.

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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5.0

does exactly what it says

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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

5.0

Awesome product

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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.

5.0

copper foil tape the best ever made

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i've used this product many time and it's the best you can get it just does the trick and it works copper on both sides

4.0

Why did I wait so long?

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No need to put up with hum and spinning yourself around trying to find that one quiet spot on stage.
This kit completely eliminated the hum on my Strat. Take your time and remember to overlap the cavity just a bit so when you close up the guitar pick guard will be grounded to the body.

To be more than safe I opted for the large kit so I could do the full underside of the pick guard as well as all cavities in the body.

If you got hum - get the kit!

R.I.P. SRV

5.0

Fully shield your intrument!

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This shielding tape is just like OEM shielding that usually comes applied to pickguards aleady. But, some guards only shield the switch & pot area - this is not enough for proper shielding. Low-level high impedance signals which emits from our passive pickups are highly prone to be virtual antennas. It is of great importance to protect the signal before it hits the amplifier's input gain stages (and effects units also for the same reasons) becuase then the slightest noises are also amplified along your guitar signal. The dreaded humm get proportionally worse the higher the gain goes and gets re-amplified. Dreaded background humm can easily turn into foreground buzz as well.



For proper shielding you must enclose the entire signal creation area creating a virtual "box" meaning you need to shield the pickup cavity area too. After leaving this area you should then use shielded cable to your guitar's jack. Then your signal is further shield via a good cable. Does it make sense to use good (and expensive) shielded cable runs but NOT have your signal protected at it's source?!?



Just a little time, expense, & thought here goes a long long way for professional and much happier long-term "quiet" results.

5.0

shielding kit

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I purchased the large kit for a strat and found it easy to use and had enough material left to almost finish a telecaster. The large sheets are extremely usefull to cover the base area of rear or top control routes without the need to keep overlapping strips. The only way this kit would be better would be to sell it pre-cut to fit but I imagine the variables would make it next to impossible.Great kit and great price--
Love your products Stew Mac thanks for making life easy

4.0

Good project

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My home studio is at times so inundated with interference that I'd given up using single coils at home. This kit was a good project, about 4 hours altogether. It made an appreciable difference in noise from my Strat. The noise is definitely not gone, but it's now an acceptable level. I had to use every scrap of the foil -- if you have a bridge humbucker rout you might consider the Large Kit.

4.0

nice set.

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pretty complete kit. could use a bit more wire, but still a good value.

5.0

No more noise!

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I've always been a huge fan of the P90 pickup, but a problem with single coils obviously is that they're quite noisy.. No more. Easy to install, sticks perfectly, everything's simply awesome.

4.0

noise killer

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I installed a set of kinman pickups in my American Special Telecaster. while putting the picups in, I broke the ground connection at the bottom of the control cavity. Not thinking much of it, I screwed the connection back in, and was greeted with an intermittent popping noise during use. Installing the self adhesive copper was easy and quick, and it completely cured my problem. The guitar sounds great!

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