Originally Posted by crackhead
I figured it would probably be more prone to picking up these stray noises.
The point is does it hum though? I'd think about why you want to do it- it will probably effect your tone, maybe making it darker (of course you may like that).
If it does hum though- particularly around lights or if you practise near a computer then it may be worth it.
I'd say go for the tape (copper). You can remove it if you want and its less messy. You can get self adhesive sheets which are the easiest. Depending on the type of glue (whether it conducts) you will need to solder the sheilding at the joints (not the whole joint- just a blob to connect them). Also leave an overlap underneath the plate so that the sheilding on the plate is earthed also.