Bad Ass Bass III - powder coated - grounding

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Jtay1975, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Jtay1975


    Mar 9, 2013
    Has anybody had any grounding issues with the bridge? I find it very hard to belive that you have to sand it down to metal. If so, I see why they're not sold any longer.
  2. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Usually enough just to have the ground wire wrapped around one of the bridge screws. I solder a loop on my ground wires. Couldn’t hurt to sand a bare spot on the bridge too. Where the ground wire will meet the bridge varies a little bass to bass, so I kinda get why they don’t provide a bare spot on the bottom of the bridge. A couple minutes with some 80 grit or a Dremel and it’s done.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
  3. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    A reminder to all about rule #1 here at TB; that of respect.
  4. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    I'd do as @Gilmourisgod suggests, with out even giving it further thought. Now that you mention it though, why not use a meter and see if the paint is conductive; I hadn't even considered that possibility.