Bad Ass Bass III - powder coated - grounding

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

  1. Jtay1975

    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

    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
    Connecticut
    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.