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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?

  2. LoveThatBass


    Jun 28, 2004
    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. LoveThatBass


    Jun 28, 2004

    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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