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Ground, ground and ground.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rion, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Rion


    Aug 13, 2011
    I have over complicated my questions apparently and get stuck with no replies.

    As simply as possible. What should be important to ground in addition to pots ?
  2. Your bridge (which will ground your strings), and of course the signals in your path from your pickups. Many people install copper shielding which will also be referenced to ground. All grounds should be as common as possible, avoid long grounded loops of cable inside your cavities, use a multimeter to ensure continuity and a solid, low resistance connection. If you use copper shielding, make sure non-ground signals are properly insulated and do not make contact with it.
  3. Rion


    Aug 13, 2011
    Long loops of cable, yes. I have some switches installed and the wires go back and forth everywhere. But the (intense) buzzing mainly occurs when I touch the strings or plate.
  4. All metal parts need to be grounded.

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