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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by brock29609, Aug 6, 2003.
Where do I solder the ground wires from the pickups? My pickups are passive (DiMarzio Ultra Jazz).
Somewhere along the path to ground. I generally solder them to the ground path on the blend pot.
Thanks, but I'm kinda dumb when it comes to active electronics. I'm capible of hooking up wires per the chart, but I have no clue where a path to ground would be on an active set up like this. This is my first experince with pramps. Can someone point out specifically where I should attach them?
The black lines that go to the sleeve of the output jack are all ground wires.
Thanks. One more question. Normally the volume pot casing would be grounded, but that doesn't seem to be the case in the diagram above, which means my control plate (Jazz bass) won't be grounded. My jack is side-mounted, so it would not come in contact with the plate either. Would it be OK to bend one of the outer pot connectors back against the VOL pot so it connects with the pot case (and thus the plate)?
Some people do it that way. Just make sure you bend the right one.
Use shielding paint or foil to shield the routes. Connect all the earth wires to one point - the jack sleeve is the best. Use shielded wires from the pickups. Doing all this will help keep the circuit quiet.
The cavity comes fully shielded stock on my Deluxe USA Jazz. I just want to make sure I know where to put the ground wires from my pickups, and that my jazz control plate is connected to ground. The plate does not come in contact with the cavity shielding because the shield is under the finish.