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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Large kit

Item # 3790
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Quantity: 20


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®.
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

#3790 Large kit has enough foil for Strats made since the '90s.
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

Self-adhesive copper foil is conductive on both sides.

Additional rolls of Conductive Copper Tape can be purchased separately.

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

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Self-adhesive Shielding Kit

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Super Easy

By Fred G from NJ
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 15, 2014

I was worried that I wouldn't have enough foil or that I would need to desolder my pups and pots but not with this kit. This was super easy to use and the materials list and instructions were easy to follow. I did find that I had enough material left over to shield another guitar if needed. I wish I had done this sooner.

Shielding Kit

By Dale Fedoroff from Edmonton Alberta Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 18, 2014

I play/practice alot in my living room, and my house had a nasty 60hz field right smack in the middle of the living room. This kit has eliminated about 80% of the hum I used to get on my single coil guitars in that room. In places OTHER THAN my living room the guitars are dead quiet! Short of re-wiring my old house I have to live with a little hum in my living room. It's so bad even humbucker equiped guitars are a bit noisy! I ordered more kits to try on those humbucker equiped guitars and hopefully get rid of the noise on those guitars while playing in that room. Namaste!

Shielding Kit A Must Have

By Blackie James from Crystal Lake, Illinois
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I purchased the Self-adhesive Shielding Kit to reduce the hum and interference associated with my '52 Fender Telecaster. It took about an hour to shield the pickup cavities, control cavity, back of the pick guard and running a cavity ground wire. The result was a reduction in overall noise by 90%. When I play hard rockin' country hum is not a problem but when I'm doing a jazz gig or contemporary gig it was a problem but not anymore. The old Tele is smooth and quite. If you have issues with your guitar it's well worth the 15 bucks and an hour of your time to make a substantial improvement in performance. Thanks Stew-Mac !

Shielding Kit

By JeffBinTN from Brentwood, TN
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 25, 2014

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.

Worked as Advertised

By Jim A. from Illinois
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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...

works great

By yugiboy from Billings, MT
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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.


By Andrew H. from South Carolina, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 05, 2013

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

Easy to work with, could use a bit more wire

By TomHug from Evanston, IL, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 02, 2013

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.


By GailSuttonMusic from Colorado, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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!

Works as advertised

By DS Guitar Engineering from Martietta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 04, 2013

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!!

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