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Does This Wiring Look Right to You?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by mellamoyo, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. mellamoyo


    Jan 19, 2010
    1978 Musicmaster, just purchased.

    I've never done any pickup wiring before...does this look right?


  2. Looks fine.
  3. mellamoyo


    Jan 19, 2010
    It buzzes like crazy when I plug it in--is there a way I can ground it better?
  4. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    It's not a ground problem. It buzzes like crazy, because it's one single coil pickup.

    EDIT: Wait. Is there a bridge ground? I don't see a bridge ground anywhere.
  5. mellamoyo


    Jan 19, 2010
    Nope, nothing goes to the bridge
  6. Ground the bridge.
  7. mellamoyo


    Jan 19, 2010
    I'm really new at this--how do I do that? I know one wire ends up touching the bridge, but where does it connect to the electronics in the picture I posted earlier?
  8. Any place that is grounded.
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    A potentiometer case.
  10. Cadfael


    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    A Fender Musicmaster Bass, built 1978?

    The Musicmaster was the cheapest Fender bass - an "instrument for beginners" ...

    Maybe it has no wire to the bridge to save a drilling - and costs ...
    The pickup with 6 pole pieces says it all ...

    The wiring itself is okay.

    Has the cavity been shielded (later)?
    The Tone pot is "twisted to the right" and the right contact with the white HOZ cable might touch a (later made) shielding.

    The pickup will surely hum ...
    Don't wear a mobile while playing ...
    Also the angle to the amplifier makes a difference in noise ...

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