Close

Self-adhesive Shielding Kit

4.5
  • 39 Reviews
  • Write a review

Standard kit

Item # 3789
In stock, ready to ship!

$15.98

+

Large kit

Item # 3790
In stock, ready to ship!

$24.64

+
 
Total:
Qty:
Scroll to Top

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.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Single-coil buzzkill: the why and how of electric guitar shielding.

Erick Coleman talks about the causes of buzzes and electrical noise, and how to beat them.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Guitar Shielding

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

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Fair
  • Poor
Write a review
4.5
  • 4.59 average rating from 39 reviews
Sort by
Displaying 2 of 4
1 2 3 4
4.0

Shielding Kit

By
(Customer's Reviews)


This worked very will to reduce the noise on my self upgraded Squire Affinity Strat. I was able to shield the entire pickup and control cavity with the adhesive copper foil tape provided. I also used the adhesive aluminum foil kit to shield pick guard. When completed the background noise had dropped by >90%. This is in inexpensive fix that anyone can do in under an hour.

5.0

Worked as Advertised

By
(Customer's Reviews)


I installed this kit on an old Esquire, and it completely eliminated the RF noise! The guitar sounds better, clearer, if that's possible, due to the lack of residual noise. There was enough material to do a Strat also, although I supplemented that with shielding paint. This also eliminated noise from the band's lighting system coming through the guitar amp! I'm a happy camper...

4.0

works great

By
(Customer's Reviews)


I got the small kit for a Kramer pro ax,
I installed a EMG PA2. into it and have it loaded with hot as can be Seymour Duncans. and I was picking up radio station when I turned the volume down lol. so I installed it and rewired it to perfection. the only changes to the kit should be a 4 conductor wire instead of the 2 conductor and, to use a 2+" foil strip instead of the 1+". I would rather trim some off then have to add more. if you take one of those driver bit holders for drills to smooth everything into the corners you will get great smooth looking results, and lets face it we all have a few of those lying around somewhere.

5.0

Perfect

By
(Customer's Reviews)


I shielded my entire cavity with this stuff and it worked great! No hum!

4.0

Easy to work with, could use a bit more wire

By
(Customer's Reviews)


Foil is easy to work with, but obviously you need to be careful cutting it and with the adhesive. I had one issue in which the adhesive did not conduct to complete a ground. A spot of solder easily fixed the problem. I found that the ground wire supplied was enough for the bridge, but there wasn't a lot of extra to move the grounding point to another spot in the cavity. There is probably enough foil for another bass. On the whole a good value for this project.

5.0

DOES THE JOB!

By
(Customer's Reviews)


Used this large kit on a '01 Limited Edition Fender Geddy Lee jazz bass MIJ. There is PLENTY of material to do TWO entire basses if you are careful. Bottom line: this kit does the job! Buy it! It works!

5.0

Works as advertised

By
(Customer's Reviews)


I bought the large kit to shield a Stratocaster and had about half the material left over when I was done! I was able to get flawless continuity between the pieces without soldering them together. Great item!!

5.0

Very Pleased!

By
(Customer's Reviews)


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!

5.0

Works!

By
(Customer's Reviews)


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.

5.0

Wow - more than I expected! DO IT NOW!

By
(Customer's Reviews)


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!

Displaying 2 of 4
1 2 3 4


StewMac PDF Catalog, page 52 See Self-adhesive Shielding Kit
on page 52 of our StewMac Catalog PDF

12MB File

View with Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher.
Download Adobe Acrobat free from Adobe.