Originally Posted by Bassisgood4U
Did some reading on the subject. I think I did everything right, as far as removing the led connection..I just want to know if using the pin needle is ok.
I'm not familiar with the bass so I'm not sure what the LED does, but presumably removing it (or disconnecting it) will cause no long-term effect on the bass except to extend your battery life!
And no, the pin ground is not OK. It has a number of problems such as falling out and not making a good connection to the conductive paint over time that can occur.
The standard ground connection to shield paint is to get one of these: http://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/pa...ctronics/23320
It is a solder lug with a built-in lockwasher with "teeth". The teeth "bite" the paint making a good connection. You simply solder a wire to lug, the other end of which goes to the body of the output jack (ground). Then you take a wood screw of the right size and simply screw the lug down on the paint so the teeth bite into the paint. Done. Permenant good connection you won't have to worry about.