Pickup report and question
A while back I ordered a Burns Steer from Musician's Friend, kinda on a whim because the price was good and something about the look of that guitar just appealed to me. Anyway, it's got a tapped humbucker at the bridge which sounds great, but the neck pickup was a little lame, so I got some advice from our wonderful board here about possible replacements. Brad turned me on to Steven Kersting at SK pickups and I ended up having him make one of his T-90 pickups. The T-90 is typically a bridge pickup, and it's touted as having a P-90 quality to it. I haven't really played enough P-90s to tell how accurate that description is, but I can say this is an outstanding pickup. I wanted something different from the traditional tele neck sound, which I have covered on my Am Std. I wanted something big, fat, and a little bit raunchy. I exchanged a number of emails with Steven, and tried to explain the sound I had in my head, and somehow he nailed it. This thing screams and sings. I couldn't be happier. Thanks to Brad for the tip!
Now the question: somehow in the process of wiring the pickup, I introduced a buzz. It goes away when I touch the strings, so it seems to be a grounding issue. I'm assuming I need to rig a string ground. Can anyone tell me exactly how to do this? If I attach a wire to the bridge plate, where should I ground it? Please help!!!