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When do you not have a ground wire goin to the bridge?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I thought I heard you weren't supposed to have one if you were using active electronics. Is this true?....t
  2. I am using a wooden/corian bridge on one of my instruments. There's no way to ground that.
  3. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    theres quite a bit of grounding info in the p'ups forum.

    One situation where you would not ground to bridge is if you use star grounding, which is what alot of guys here swear by.
  4. Active basses have no need unless you have piezo, then all bets are off. :)