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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.


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.

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5.0

Wow - more than I expected! DO IT NOW!

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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!

5.0

Works great

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Did the trick on my Jazz bass. Even did a P-bass and got a nice improvement.

5.0

Nice Sheilding

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Although tricky to get it right in the curves, corners, nooks, and crannys, it is worth the effort. Got this kit the same day as my new Dimebag SH-13 P/U. They even give you the solder which is also good quality. A nicely quiet Shecter Omen is now, "is this thing on", quiet. The Shecter comes with shielding paint but I have always thought the copper foil to be best and I was right at least on mine. I covered every cavity and plate with the perfect amount to cover everything but be meticulus in your cuts or you will be a little short.

5.0

This works!

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Got the large kit for my Strat... works as advertised and the instructions are excellent. Had a bit left over but wouldn't want to try the small kit. The foil adheres very well but is forgiving enough I didn't waste any. And my Strat is quiet when I want it to be...not even any touch-the-string pops

5.0

Highly recommended

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I recommend this kit to anyone who can solder, has patience, and is prepared to do a bit of research. My custom strat was picking up electrical interference but once the pickguard and cavities were shielded plus removing ground loops all is quiet. (get the large kit)

5.0

By bye buzz

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It works. No more buzz in the Jazz!

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

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