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MIM Jazz grounding probs

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by purfektstranger, May 6, 2005.

  1. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Earlier today I installed two Fender American pups in my 1991
    MIM Fender Jazz. No problems but alot of noise when I turned up my amp. I took a wire and touched one end to the input jack and the other to the bridge and the noise disappeared. Under the bridge there is a slot for a ground wire that looks like it should run through the body to the input jack but it doesn't. I am thinking of taking a fine drill and making a route for a ground wire. Anyone come across a similar problem? If so, please let me know how you solved it.

  2. LoveThatBass


    Jun 28, 2004
    Yep, that is what I would do. I did that on a guy's custom body strat that had no ground. I found an area under the bridge that was closest to a cavity (in this case the bridge pickup cavity) and drilled a hole at an angle into the cavity, ran the wire to the Jack...that was it. Use stranded wire and splay the wire out flat to contact the bridge when it is screwed down.
  3. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Thanks for the advice. That's what I am going to do.

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