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How to get the most from your jew's harp (grounding a jazz bass)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by maxoges, Nov 15, 2012.


  1. maxoges

    maxoges

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2000
    Location:
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I recently got a used Squire JV made in Japan.
    The previous owner put EMG's in it and removed the ground strip that connects the bridge with the bridge pickup.
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    The thing hummed like crazy with singlecoils!
    What to do? I wanted to fix the bass right away, but it was evening and no stores were open. I had no idea where to get a new brass strip here in Sweden anyway, so I started going thru my stuff at home. After a few tryouts i found a jew's harp laying in a drawer. This is how it turned out. :hyper:
    It's not copper, but i think it looks better with the steel showning.

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