I had to add a new switchcraft jack to my Squire and needed a new lenght of ground wire .so I cut a piece of the only wire I had laying around which was a rather heavy gage single strand wire and used that. I hooked it upo from the jack to the top of the tone pot.Works fine. Here is what I don't get. The volume of the bass is so much more loud.I don't understand it. It is almost like it is a active pickup. I am not complaining just wondering why.How could a length of heavy gage wire used as a ground do this? It could be that Squire never added a ground wire at the factory and now the bass is working like it is suppose to .