I did something cheaper : insulate the coil winding with electrical tape or Teflon plumbing tape, then cover it with kitchen foil, and finally, give the foil a connection to the pickguard's shield. (just need a bit of detail work since the foil must not touch the winding)
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thanks for the warning, SL. i wish they'd settle on a standard for everything! and i wish ebay sellers would indicate measurements and specs! i had to write to a seller to ask what the DC resistance of his new strat PUs is. the seller was selling them under his own brandname. his reply: they're a new item and he wasn't sure!
bam, i was thinking of installing chrome metal covers partly for aesthetic reasons rather than practical. but i'd be interested in finding out if you noticed much difference in tone after doing the foil shielding.