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Sadowsky preamp and star grounding

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Lonnybass, Aug 21, 2007.


  1. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    I will soon be installing a Sadowsky preamp + VTC with humbuckers and wanted to get some clarity on the grounding procedure...the Sadowsky instructions say at the bottom that all pots and the preamp should be grounded to the treble pot, and from there the output jack.

    http://sadowsky.com/media/download/wiring_diagrams/pre_with_tone.pdf

    However, it would appear that star grounding is the preferred method. Please let me know which one would be optimal.

    Thanks -

    Lonnybass
     
  2. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    If Roger doesn't know his stuff, I don't know who would.

    Unless I'm missing something, what you have there is star grounding to the treble pot instead of a ringlet. Same thing in other words.
     
  3. basadam

    basadam

    Nov 29, 2005
    On Metros (don't know about NYCs) a ringlet is soldered to one of the pots and all ground leads are soldered on that ringlet. I think that is called star-grounding.
     

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