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Another wiring+shielding question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by miholc, Jan 18, 2013.


  1. miholc

    miholc

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    Aug 17, 2009
    I've just shielded both cavities (copper foil) and bottom of a pickguard (2 'cages' connected together). Do I need to solder a wire connecting shield and pot/jack (ground)?

    Or is this unnecessary since output jack's in touch with copper foil under the PG? Is this grounded already, right? Also, where do I solder groundwire coming from the bridge? To back of the pot or to a jack's ground :confused: I'm doing this on my P btw...

    Please excuse my ignorance but I'm complete noob about electronics,...
     
  2. llldino

    llldino

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    Dec 16, 2012
    The copper shielding needs to be grounded. Not sure if contact with the jack would do it, why not just run a wire from the shield to the ground. It doesn't matter weather its onto a back of a pot or to the jack, as long as it goes to ground.
     
  3. joelb79

    joelb79 Supporting Member

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    Lansing, Michigan


    Big shout out to Davey for this video I watched last night. He answers the OP's question in it.
     

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