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bridge ground

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mindflow, Jun 8, 2005.


  1. mindflow

    mindflow

    Oct 31, 2004
    San Diego
    i apologize if this is adumb question r has been answered already, i did several searches and im still kind of confused. on guitarnuts its sounds as if removing the bridge ground removes the danger of electric shock due to faulty equipment or in some cases wiring. if thats true, then what is the down side. i have just shielded my p bass using schematics and help from TB and guitar nuts but im still confused on this. i am of course, new to electronics. thanks to TB ahead of time for being a wealth of knowledge, you guys are great
     
  2. mindflow

    mindflow

    Oct 31, 2004
    San Diego
    wow, must be a dumb question...
     
  3. alibloke

    alibloke

    Dec 17, 2004
    Bristol, England
    The downside is noise! ;)

    If your bridge isn't grounded properly then your strings act like antennae and will pick up all kinds of RF buzz which will only disappear when you touch the strings or another metal part on the bass.
     
  4. mindflow

    mindflow

    Oct 31, 2004
    San Diego
    hmm, cause i shielded my p bass and removed the bridge ground and the hum is no longer there
     
  5. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
  6. mindflow

    mindflow

    Oct 31, 2004
    San Diego
    thanks for that i would have never thought to look in misc.