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Emerson Prewired P Bass Kit Help — Ground Wire Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Dub56, Jun 25, 2020.


  1. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    DC
    Hi all,

    I have my first bass kit build coming up within the next month or so. I ordered an Emerson prewired precision bass wiring harness for it and I have a question about what else I’ll need.

    My kit will include a bass body, hardware and neck. I have a Klein pickup ready to drop in as well. Outside of the pickup and the Emerson prewired kit I have no other wiring of any kind for it (yet).

    Assuming the above—could someone please describe to me what other wires I still need to buy/add myself, and describe where they need to be soldered onto the prewired kit?

    I know I will need to add the ground wire from the bridge and solder that to the tone pot. Anything else?

    Also, where do you recommend that I buy the wire itself for the ground wire? What type would I need?

    Thank you for your help! It is much appreciated. Let me know if more pictures would be helpful.
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    Last edited: Jun 25, 2020
  2. robert43

    robert43

    Jun 5, 2007
    Australia
    Nothing else to buy in wire department just the pickups the wire from bridge just solder to the solder point on the tone pot. the white wire from the pickup goes to volume pot as shown in diagram & black to either solder point on volume or tone pot . Only other thing you going to need is volume / tone knobs if you dont have them if you dont have the bridge ground wire yes you need it about 6" long or so
     
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  3. abarson

    abarson

    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Looks like all you need to add is a front wire to the bridge. Sounds fun!
     
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  4. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    DC
    Thank you both for your help!

    Great, sounds like all I need to add at this point is the ground wire from the bridge to the tone pot.

    Is the wire itself something I can easily find on Amazon (etc.)? Is there a specific type of wire I’d be looking for? Just wanted to make sure I get the right kind.
     
  5. robert43

    robert43

    Jun 5, 2007
    Australia
    Hi nah no specific cable if you have enought length left over from your pickup you could use it . You can get it from a Lowes auto shop etc it will be the same diamater etc as your pickups
     

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