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Another wiring+shielding question

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

  1. miholc


    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


    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


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan

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