July 8th, 2012, 03:07 PM
How do you ground your bridges? I am using a wraparound bridge. I have a hole drilled from the post to pickup cavity. I don't have quite enough room to fit the bridge ground wire into the control cavity. Can I ground it to the chassis of the pickup itself?
July 8th, 2012, 03:32 PM
Why wouldn't you have enough room? Pictures?
July 8th, 2012, 04:22 PM
wire hole is not large enough in diameter
July 8th, 2012, 05:23 PM
Widen it with a larger bit? What type of bridge is this?
July 8th, 2012, 06:39 PM
Technically, yes you can ground your bridge wire at the bridge pickup. If you have to do this, I'd solder-splice it to the pups ground wire--BUT--as ChameleonGuitar suggests, making the wire hole from the bridge pup cavity to the control cavity is a short bore and so much easier, why not do it the traditional way--one benefit is that it will help make future troubleshooting easier.
July 8th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Use a bare wire piece of solid core wire like 22 ga. and feed it through with the other wires.
July 8th, 2012, 08:18 PM
Always ground your bridge. It's nearly zero cost and effort, and at worst gives you some insurance. At best it keeps you from having to troubleshoot bizarre problems.