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  • why have a ground wire to the bridge?

    I've seen a number of sources that say to ground to the bridge, but I don't see how or why that should be a ground. It does not go to the ground, nor does it contact anything electrical.
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  • #2
    no, but it runs the excess voltage onto the strings, to be absorbed by your body...haven't you ever noticed that there is a buzz when you aren't touching the strings?

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    • #3
      So your strings are grounded
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      • #4
        The wire should ground from the bridge to volume pot in most cases.
        So your fingers are not the only thing grounding the strings. Ever pick up a guitar that hums but when you touch the strings it stops.

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        • #5



          not again...


          http://www.guitarnuts.com/technical/noisebucket.php
          "HC is dead, long live HC!!!..."

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          • #6



            not again...


            http://www.guitarnuts.com/technical/noisebucket.php


            ...yep...

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            • #7



              not again...


              http://www.guitarnuts.com/technical/noisebucket.php


              I"m sorry
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              • #8
                I'm waiting for someone to come up with the typical...


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                • #9
                  I"m sorry


                  It's just that this subject seems to come up about once a week...

                  ...don't worry about it, though...if you don't know it's better to ask...we ARE glad to help...

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                  • #10
                    I should have searched. I didn't mean to be a problem. Carry on. And thanks for the answers.
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                    • #11
                      Instead of the spammy jammy stickies, we really should have a FAQ sticy with links.
                      "HC is dead, long live HC!!!..."

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                      • #12
                        Source - me. I found this out the hard way this week when I managed to forget to add one on the Tele.
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                        • #13
                          Once a day? I have been on the board a year and have never seen the topic once.
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                          • #14
                            Ground wire is a buzzkill.
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