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Fender Wire from Pick Up to Bridge

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by BrianMarc, May 22, 2012.


  1. BrianMarc

    BrianMarc

    Nov 30, 2011
    Can anyone tell me if they noticed an exposed wire between the pick up and the bridge on certain reissue basses? If so, what is it there for and does it bother you? I seem to see it on 62 reissues. Thanks.
     
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Thats how the old Fenders grounded the bridge: pickup ground over to the bridge. Later they began drilling from under the bridge over to the control cavity and running a wire through the hole. So the RI is true to a real 62, including the rudimentary bridge ground strap. 8)
     
  3. Craig_S

    Craig_S Inactive

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    It's actually a flat piece of brass; not a wire.
     
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Right, hence my use of the word "strap". :D
     
  5. Craig_S

    Craig_S Inactive

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    right :D

    I wasn't correcting you. I was trying to make sure the OP understood.
     
  6. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Yup, I know. :D
     
  7. BrianMarc

    BrianMarc

    Nov 30, 2011
    Thank you very much. Does it affect the play in a negative way or is it a non-factor?
     
  8. WaskoDS

    WaskoDS

    Nov 22, 2009
    Allentown, PA
    It's a non-factor, at least in the Japanese JB-62 models. The "ground strip" is cosmetic.
     
  9. BrianMarc

    BrianMarc

    Nov 30, 2011
    Thanks!
     

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