Originally Posted by Pilgrim
Yup, that's a basic ground connection that should be present on every bass. If the bridge isn't grounded, it's buzz waiting to happen.
Well there is the issue and the reason for my post. The bridge ground was fine ...well connected and good contact to the bridge. I have worked on guitars and basses for years and this one stumped me.
I raised the pups a few months ago and tried tapewounds for the first time. I always thought it was the tapewounds which I never dug and took them off. It still buzzed like crazy with reg chromes on her. So I shielded it, even changed out the volume pot thinking it was bad...BUZZZZ is all I got.
I had shielded a few basses before including a very noisy SX years ago and it worked...not this time. I posted here and figured I jacked up the pups and was going to take it to a shop. I was lost.
Last night I got angry wondering WTH? So I said if the bridge when touched and properly grounded stops all humming then I should trace the wire from the bridge to the jack. From there I attached a wire (jack) and soldered the other end of the wire to the shielding tape and .."poof" no more buzz = a happy camper and bassist.