do I need a P-bass bridge ground?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rdhbass, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. rdhbass


    Jun 28, 2003
    Springfield, mo
    Hi, folks. I just put together a Mighty mite bass from parts (P bass) and it doesn't have a hole drilled for the bridge ground. I know I can drill one myself, but I don't have a drill bit long enough to do this and I just tried wiring my bass without this bridge ground and I get noise and hum. Question: Can I wire a P-bass without this bridge/string ground? Maybe I'm doing something wrong, I shielded my cavity and everything. Thanks.
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    no, it's not really necessary at all.
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Unless you're using an active pickup, I would definitely ground the bridge. Also, IME, noise and hum can come from a bad solder joint or an overheated pot as well.
  4. i would ground it...belt and braces..only emg advice no grounding is necessary
    when mine fell of once i got hum and rf
    its necessary:)