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Self-adhesive Shielding Kit

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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

Great product, exactly as described

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I purchased the small kit, as it looked like it would be enough to cover my whole guitar despite what the description said. With careful enough planning, it worked out perfectly, and all cavities were conductive without any modifications.

The kit came exactly as described, and worked just as advertised.

There is one con to the kit, but it won't affect the 5-star rating: The instructions leave a lot to be desired, and if you're using this kit to learn I would highly recommend utilizing additional online resources for tips and ticks on installing copper shielding. It seems as though my specific situation (I know anecdotal), was properly covered, but I was able to fill in the "gaps" as it were, myself.

Great product, high quality pieces, everything as advertised. Would highly recommend to anyone, and will purchase again for future projects.

1.0

Again, not enough copper

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The ad said "Enough to do a Strat or Tele." I have a 1988 Japanese Strat with the 3 pickup rout holes. I didn't do the entire pickguard, used every sliver of tape, and still didn't have enough to do the pickups, or rear pickup cavity completely. There's no way it would have been even close to enough to do the jack plate rout too. I had to buy an extra roll of copper tape to complete the job. Maybe I should have bought the large kit but, the ad said it wasn't necessary for my year Strat. If I would have known I needed to buy more tape I would have just got a roll of that to start with and been done with it. I already had everything else I needed.

5.0

Perfect materials for shielding control cavity.

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Nice set of materials, top quality copper shielding and wiring was easy to install. Included extra pieces that were useful to complete the job. Thanks!

5.0

Works like a charm!

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I put this in my Strat to combat the high-pitched buzzing noise caused by the dimmer switch, ceiling fan, and CRT in my music room. It works like a champ!!!

5.0

This is it. 

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If you are shielding a Fender Jazz Bass, this kit will give you more than enough material to shield all the cavities. Good luck!

5.0

Great Shielding Kit

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I used this kit to shield the control cavity on a Warmoth body. The kit provided just enough material to do the job. Delivery was fast as always, and the instructions were thoughtful and complete.

5.0

Self adhesive Shielding Kit is everything I needed for my Strat build

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I recently built a relic'd Strat style guitar and used this kit to shield it. It worked as advertised, with continuity through the self-adhesive joints, it wasn't necessary to solder across the joints. This was a great time saver and worked great.

5.0

Nice kit

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This kit did exactly what I hoped it would do and it was packaged nicely and it arrived promptly. I was able to Shield my Telecaster and my Strat with a little bit left to spare. The Strat was already pretty quiet but on the Telecaster it made a world of difference.

Those who have commented about the foil being sharp are not kidding. You don't realize it at the time but that stuff can really do a number on your fingers. You don't Bleed all over the place or anything like that but it does leave little tiny cuts. For the rest of the guitars in going to use some sort of gloves or finger coverings.

Good stuff though.

5.0

Pleasantly surprised

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I heard many people say the noise reduction from shielding was maybe 20 to 30%. Well, they must not have done it properly or didn't use this kit. It really works well and drastically reduced the noise. Very happy. Thanks!

5.0

A Must Have !

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If you really want to quiet your axe, get this kit, an Exacto knife and take a little time. The idea
will fall into place as your do it. Does not diminish performance, actually increases and balances
tonal quality all while eliminating most of the EM/RF interference. I have done a few now. My
personal American Std. has never been more quiet at idle and smoother in performance.
I build and sell loaded pick guards, my notes always recommend this Stew-Mac kit.

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