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How on earth do I drill a bloody ground wire hole?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by dave-chaulk, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. on my jazz bass I grounded it above the body (long story) but for this new one, I want to ground the correct way. I have a 12" long 1/4" drill bit, but I can't figure on how to drill from the back-rout to the bridge correctly, and without tearing everything up or drilling through the top.

    any tips?
  2. MooseLumps

    MooseLumps Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    you drill into the control cavity from the top.
  3. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Uuuuuh.....what he said. Why wouldn't you do that? How else could you do that?
  4. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    And 1/4" bit is way too big. Use a 1/8" or smaller.
  5. get you a 1/8" bit 12" long and you want less of an angle as posible.....
  6. MooseLumps

    MooseLumps Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    you could go into the rear rout. i'd advise a 1/4" pilot hole down 3/4", then get your 1/8 and angle the heck out of that mother and drill into the rear route.

    You do not gain anything by this.
  7. OK, thanks guys. I don't understand why I didn't think of that.. hah.

    I will get a 1/8 soon and do that.

    thanks again,

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