What to do with a "shield" ground on a 3 wire pickup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Diesel Kilgore, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. I've got a 3 wire single coil pickup. Hot, ground and then a "shield" ground.

    What do I do with that shield ground? Connect it to all other grounds like the regular pickup ground wire? Or do I need to do something special with it?
  2. You are supposed to ground it. The reason you have a seperate shield ground is to allow the flexibility of doing things like series/parallel switching or phase inversion. If you won't be doing anything exotic, then the coil ground and shield ground will be connected together.
  3. Awesome. Thank you.