Jazz Bass Shielding?

Anyone have experience shielding a passive jazz bass pickups/control panel to reduce electrical interference/hum? I just got a Sire V5 and it gets really noisy if i turn the tone knob anything above 25%. If I touch the strings or any other metal area of the bass, the noise stops, so I think that means everything is grounded properly. I know this is a common issue with single coil pickups, and my internet research seems to point at shielding as the solution.

I am mainly wondering if this is something an electrical novice like myself could tackle or if it’s worth paying a tech to do it. I would order this kit - StewMac Self-Adhesive Shielding Kit

Never soldered before, so would like to avoid that and leave everything connected (pickups/control unit) and work around it. Also would simply tape down the shielding ground wire with the copper tape rather than solder it.

I know this is something that has to be done correctly or will just be a waste of time/money, so any insight from anyone with some experience in this would be much appreciated!

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Have you checked to insure the grounding wires are all in tact (bridge, each pickup) and properly soldered? Things can get jumbled in shipping.

This video is pretty good…

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When I built my PJ last year, I copper shielded mine. It’s very quiet; I have to crank up my single coil just about all the way up to get any hum. Otherwise it’s perfect.

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