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Pickguard Shielding Foil

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Pickguard Shielding Foil

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Self-adhesive! Cut any size you need! Stick this aluminum shielding material to the underside of your pickguard to reduce noise, hum and radio interference.

The sheet is big enough to fully shield two Strat® pickguards, or cut it up to only cover the control cavity area (you'll be able to cover a LOT of cavities!).

20-3/4" x 13" x .003" (527.05mm x 330.2mm x .08mm)

Easy to trim, and self-adhesive so it's easy to apply—no gluing, no mess. A must-have for repair shops and guitar techs.

Note: Aluminum shielding will not accept solder. Use our Conductive Copper Tape for shielding jobs where solder connections are required.

Tip: For more complete shielding, line your pickup and control cavities with self-adhesive Conductive Copper Tape, or several coats of brush-on Conductive Shielding Paint. Extend a bit of the tape or paint outside each cavity and onto the top of the guitar, to make contact with your fully shielded pickguard. The control pots installed on the pickguard are the electrical ground connection for the shielding.


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4.0

This is a nice product, with one minor limitation

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I bought this to shield the pick guard on a Peavey T-15 electric guitar I was rebuilding. It is relatively easy to install, and the piece is big enough for 2 pick guards (good thing, because I screwed the first one up by not flipping the guard before tracing it). It is 0.003" thick by my calipers, about the thickness of 1.5 layers of heavy duty kitchen foil--very adequate. The one caveat I would offer is that the adhesive is much less conductive than the adhesive on the copper tape I also bought. For it's intended purpose no problem, but when I tried to use the left-over for other stuff, I encountered this limitation. Note that StewMac does not claim that the adhesive is conductive like their copper tape. Also, it arrived somewhat damaged due to poor packaging.

3.0

Easy to Apply

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Verified Buyer


Decent product. Easy to apply, but I would go for the copper tape next time.

5.0

Very nice and easy to use

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Much nice than trying to glue foil and cheaper than copper tape. I'm able to get a couple of Strat guards and back plates out of a sheet. TIP! Lay out your guard as a template. Trace it out. Then cut about a 1/8 of a inch inside of your pattern to avoid having to trim the edges along the guard. While you can do the entire back side of a guard on something like a bath tub routed body it's really only needed to do the area over the pick up route and the control cavity. As mentioned combined with the sheilding paint this works well. If your using the sheilding paint the best method is to leave about a 1/8 strip of paint around the routes and cavities. Then one or two "tabs" of conductive paint extending to a pickguard scew hole. This insures that the entire assembly is sheilded. Leaving gaps between the screw holes can theoretically allow the gap in the sheilding to function as a slot antenna. On Strats don't forget to sheild the Jack ferrule rout and use a pipe cleaner in the wiring passage to ensure the sheilding paint is connect the two areas. Contrary to popular belief this can't quiet 60 cycle line noise. But it will effectively reduce stray RF and EMI interference. Then relax and enjoy your new quieter guitar. Secure in the knowledge that you really have done everything possible to ward of noise.

5.0

Great shielding

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Verified Buyer


I used this to shield the back side of a pickguard. It is easy to work with, durable, and sticks well. Plus, it squeegees nicely, leaving no curled edges or air bubbles.

5.0

Great

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Verified Buyer


Great product, Great price, great quality!

5.0

Fender black pickguard late '70

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Verified Buyer


Perfect to restore and shield the pickguard Fender '70 (and '80). Same thickness and characteristics. Unobtainable in Italy!

5.0

Easy to use

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Verified Buyer


I have glued conventional aluminum foil, but the Shielding Foil makes it easy. Place the pickguard on the foil and trace with an exacto knife. All done.

5.0

Worked great !

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Verified Buyer


Nice thickness to this, easy to work with /use. Worked excellent and have enough to do a 2nd PG. My Strat, along with the copper tape in the cavity, is now very quiet now, without any hum or interference.

5.0

Shielding kit worked wonders

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Verified Buyer


Installed the self adhesive shielding kit on a 20 year old Tele that was giving me a ton of extra noise. Used the shielding kit on the back of the pickguard and also grounded the bridge and now have one quiet Tele. And more than enough sheilding left to do another pick guard.

5.0

Great Product

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Inexpensive, effective and easy to work with. I was able to do three Tele pickguards with one sheet and still some left over for the control cavities. Placed a second order to shield a friends guitars. Good stuff.

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