Pickup Screw Static

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by AccolaStudios, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. AccolaStudios


    Nov 24, 2011
    After installing a new preamp, I noticed that touching the height screws on my bridge pickup results in a crackling, static noise. All wires appear to be secure and I've rubbed down the screws with a dryer sheet to no avail. Any ideas?
  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    They aren't grounded. Put some copper foil in the pickup cavity and ground it, and make sure the screws touch it.
  3. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    THAT's the fix...