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Pickup Screw Static

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by AccolaStudios, Dec 8, 2012.


  1. AccolaStudios

    AccolaStudios

    Nov 24, 2011
    Chicago
    After installing a new preamp, I noticed that touching the height screws on my bridge pickup results in a crackling, static noise. All wires appear to be secure and I've rubbed down the screws with a dryer sheet to no avail. Any ideas?
     
  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
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    Owner, SGD Music Products
    They aren't grounded. Put some copper foil in the pickup cavity and ground it, and make sure the screws touch it.
     
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