Quick Question about Grounding Wire

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by steve21, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    I just got a Badass II bridge, and when I took out my stock bridge I noticed the grounding wire on my bass (wasn't soldered to the bridge or anything.) However, I'm pretty sure I've heard elsewhere that having the ground solderd to the bridge helps hum and stuff, so would it be smart to solder it (i have a soldering Iron and am decent at it) or is it best to just put the BA2 over the solder and have it lay on top?

    Thanks a ton,
  2. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    You shouldn't need to solder it to the bridge... if the bridge is making solid, even contact with the body, then the weight of the bridge will force good contact with the grounding lead.
  3. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Thanks, I took the plunge on it yesterday, the bridge didn't hum at all.

    Sadly, the little things that adjust action had rusted too much... need to buy new ones. :(

    Don't know where to find them though.