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Help with grounding

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Dave, Apr 5, 2006.


  1. I have a J-style body that Im building a bass around, but there is no way to ground the pickups to the bridge. There is no route from the control cavity to the bridge. Is there another way I can ground them?

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  2. Here is what I did to a Fender Strat that someone built with the same problem. I removed the bridge and drilled a small hole at an angle from under the bridge to the closest cavity point. In this case it was the bridge pickup cavity. I then ran the wire through the hole and grounded to a single point ground.
     
  3. How about one of those metal strips that runs from beneath the bridge to the bridge pickup?
     

  4. Cannot answer that well as I have not seen it, however it should work..question is: will it look ok?
     
  5. Ive seen them on older basses, and Im going for a vintage vibe with this bass, and that is kinda part of it I think.

    They actually use one on the American '62 RI Jazz, I think.
     

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