Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

62 J Bass (& reissue) pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Dig_Wilbur_Ware, May 14, 2004.


  1. If someone could please refresh:
    What's that copper (ground?) connection that extends down from the bridge p.u. all about? And why?
    Are these particularly noisy?
    What were the subsequent improvements?
    Thanks.
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I don't know that particular pickup, but third wires are usually for grounding shielding inside the pickup. This shielding reduces single coil hum.