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How do I ground a P at bridge?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Root 5, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Hi. I was wondering if someone can tell me how exactly I place the ground wire under the bridge. What is the concavity right under where the bridge sits? Do I put a small screw in there and wrap the ground around it??? :help: :help:

    Thanks !!!
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Usually, the wire just comes out of a hole underneath the bridge, and sits on the body surface and just contacts the bridge.
  3. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Thanks for responding. I appreciate it!
  4. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
    Can anyone suggest a way to achieve a more solid ground at the bridge? I'm surprised that the wire is simply contacting the bridge, and not soldered or otherwise connected. Perhaps the ground is solid enough since the bridge clamps the groundwire securely.
  5. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    There are ways to have a more solid connection, but why would you need it? The ground wire isn't in very much danger of being pulled away from the bridge and the clamping pressure of the bridge is going to be pretty high.