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DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape  24""x3-1/2""

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Put some of this DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape under your guitar's pickguard and kiss hum goodbye. Also good for shielding pots, wires and interior connections in your axe to attenuate radio frequency interference. 2 feet of 3-1/2" wide tape.


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DiMarzioCopper Shielding Tape
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Easy to use (6)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Good quality (4)

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      believe in it

      Does what it's supposed to. Don't just stop at putting copper under your overpriced basswood atrocity from Ibanez..no .. actually put it inside the guitars cavity everywhere. Ok done that? run...Read complete review

      Does what it's supposed to. Don't just stop at putting copper under your overpriced basswood atrocity from Ibanez..no .. actually put it inside the guitars cavity everywhere. Ok done that? run a wire cavity to cavity and attach it to ground on the volume pot. In each cavity there should be a solder so you "activate" the cavities hum cancelling. Cheap chinese electronics and import pickups will be crystal clear. Also be sure to use copper tape under pickup bases for single coils. Humbuckers it's redundant.

      the kid who gave a 1 star did it wrong. I know a ton of guitar companies that swear by this and after doing it myself I am a fan too. The photo attached is before I ran the wire through the cavity. Without the wire it's totally useless to do this unless you like making stuff shiny.

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      not what i expected

      I'm not sure if I did something wrong here. I put the tape under my pickguard and shielded all my pickups and pots with 1 layer of this tape and when I turned my...Read complete review

      I'm not sure if I did something wrong here. I put the tape under my pickguard and shielded all my pickups and pots with 1 layer of this tape and when I turned my amp back on I saw no difference there was still that stupid hum. Maybe if I added more layers it might do the trick but I would not recommend this unless you buy a whole sh** load to put in. It's a great idea but just doesn't work like people say it does.

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      5.0

      Easy to use product

      By Roadman

      from Lafayette, IN

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape:

        Since it is self adhesive, it is very easy to use. Way easier than aluminum foil and glue. There is exactly enough for a 3 pickup Strat guitar, so plan ahead or you will run out. I would have liked to see maybe 5 more inches in the package. If your guitar has big pickup openings, you might possibly need two kits. I loved the sound of a Strat through my Marshall, but it was very sensitive to noise. This shielding kit made a huge difference.

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        5.0

        Good stuff, good price

        By fretless in gaza

        from southeast michigan

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape:

            I recently bought a used MIJ Tele that had excessive hum and a nasty crackle whenever you touched the pick guard. Disassembly revealed a lack of shielding, other than someone's attempt to shield the pickups with aluminum foil and what looked like chewing gum holding it in place! I pried all this out, covered the back of the pick guard with this copper tape, and lined all the pickup cavities as well, being careful to insure that the cavities were connected with each other, and with the bridge and the switchplate. Result: No more hum and no more crackle.

            This tape goes on easy, and adheres well. The important thing is to make sure all the surfaces you want to stick it to are clean and dry. A good wipedown with alcohol will insure that there's no oil or grease left on the surface. Press the tape in, making sure you overlap adjacent strips to insure electrical contact, and burnish it with a rounded piece of wood or some other soft material to make sure it is securely in contact with the surface you applied it to.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            believe in it

            By anyone

            from anywhere

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Time Consuming

            Best Uses

            • Any

            Comments about DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape:

            Does what it's supposed to. Don't just stop at putting copper under your overpriced basswood atrocity from Ibanez..no .. actually put it inside the guitars cavity everywhere. Ok done that? run a wire cavity to cavity and attach it to ground on the volume pot. In each cavity there should be a solder so you "activate" the cavities hum cancelling. Cheap chinese electronics and import pickups will be crystal clear. Also be sure to use copper tape under pickup bases for single coils. Humbuckers it's redundant.

            the kid who gave a 1 star did it wrong. I know a ton of guitar companies that swear by this and after doing it myself I am a fan too. The photo attached is before I ran the wire through the cavity. Without the wire it's totally useless to do this unless you like making stuff shiny.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good product, not enough of it

            By dawalk

            from Minneapolis, MN

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape:

              Bottom line it works. Pretty easy to use. I wish the adhesive was conductive but its easy enough to solder the pieces together. One pack isn't enough to get a good covering. I would get 2 maybe 3 if you've got a particularly large area your covering.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A great quality, important component!

              By Jeremy Ruth

              from Beckley, WV

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

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                  Comments about DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape:

                  This is a high quality and easy to use product to help elminate noise from your guitar's electronic components. There is plenty of shielding tape included for one guitar's interior cavity, but for the price I feel like more tape should be included. You can buy a roll of Nashua silver aluminum foil tape or similar from a home improvement store for roughly double the price or a little less, but get a huge amount more (about 50 yards) and it is virtually the same thing. I bought this for use in the more sensitive interior of a guitar for maximum shielding for my pickups, but would choose the foil tape for the inside of an amp head or situations where larger quantities are required. Props to DiMarzio though for taking the time to leave a note in the packaging about the importance of soldering the tape joints to ensure ground! And don't forget to shield the back of your pickguard for as much isolation as possible. Don't even need solder, just make sure that you run the tape all the way to the edges of the pickguard and then cut the tape in the body cavity so that it slightly extends past the top of the cavities edges. Solder free contact and you're ready to go!

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                  5.0

                  Solved the problem!

                  By Augdog

                  from Philly PA

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                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape:

                      Had some serious noise (buzz) issues with my 2003 Fender Jazz Deluxe. Changed pickups and preamp but that didn't work. Should have used this first! Easy to put in and now the bass is silent when its not being played.

                      Wear gloves!! I got a couple small cuts on my fingers during application.

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                      5.0

                      copper shielding tape

                      By Nathan Knox

                      from niagara falls, n.y.

                      Comments about DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape:

                      i'm very satisfied. good product.
                      good quality copper shielding tape. enough to completely cover cavity and back plate of gibson les paul. sticks well, just take your time. good results. good product.
                      good quality foil. sticks well. enough to do the job.
                      i'm happy. good results. good product.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works well

                      By James Shifflett

                      from Fairfax, Va

                      Comments about DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape:

                      I used this on a Strat that had very hot pups and very noisy. There was an amazing difference after shielding all the electronics with this tape. It takes a little while get all of it in there, but its worth the time. I can even sit near my computer now without sounding like Frankensteins lab.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Made a Heck of a Difference

                      By Seth-gYhd4

                      from Dayton, NV

                      Comments about DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape:

                      This product made such a significant difference on my Dean with active pickups that I did the same on all of my guitars. I just filled the pickup cavity and put it on the back plate. If you have florescent or neon light in your house or where you play or have an annoying buzz when the volume on your guitar is maxed out that you need this.

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      As long as you do it right...

                      By Vancity Guitarist

                      from Vancouver BC

                      Comments about DiMarzio Copper Shielding Tape:

                      ... It will help. Doing it right means covering the entire control cavity, and making sure that the pickguard or backplate shielding makes contact with the cavity shielding in a few places. Also, if you shield a strat with tape but leave the 50s wiring entirely stock, you will still have noise. It is essential to wire with a common ground (google "star grounding" if you need more info) in order to fully kill the hum. Also note that if any of your solder joints contact the foil tape they can be shorted. I cover a few inside areas with masking tape for this reason. Used properly, metal tape will reduce noise without changing the sound in any other way. Other types of metal tape will work, but the stuff from Dimarzio and other guitar-oriented suppliers has a conductive backing meaning you don't need to solder to insure a continuous shield. I think that justifies the extra cost, YMMV.

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