Fender pick up question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by wolfkeller, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    I just picked up a full harness out of a Duff Mckagan bass. These pickups have the ground plate for the P. First, would the plate go below or above the foam and second, what is the purpose of having this to begin with?
  2. devnulljp


    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Ground plate goes under the foam. It's for grounding to prevent hum.
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  3. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    Very cool Thanks! Why would it matter since no other pups so this? Duncan, dimarzio, ect.
  4. megafiddle


    May 25, 2011
    The plate is just a shield to reduce noise (60 Hz buzz). Basses with unshielded cavities (like earlier basses) may benefit from it. It makes little difference in basses shielded with conductive paint or foil.

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