Bridge PUP and Bridge ground

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by bgood, May 14, 2011.

  1. bgood

    bgood Tele-Meister

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    Hi need some help. Replacing the PUPs in my ASAT and the new bridge PUP does not have a plate on it - Dimarzio Area T - plastic only.

    The guitar has no ground wire from the bridge to the pots.

    I'm assuming the bridge plate/screw/bridge connnection served as my bridge ground in the old setup.

    Do I need to ground the bridge with a seperate wire? If so, whats the best approach. Is it absolutely necessary?

    Thanks
     
  2. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    yep




    Yes you need to ground the bridge/strings.

    One way is to have a wire with a eye terminal on it and put in between the plate and spring or tubing of the pickup when you mount it.

    Another is to pull the bridge up and slip a bare wire end under it.

    The latest is the greatest:

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  3. bgood

    bgood Tele-Meister

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    Thank you!!
     
  4. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    ubetcha

    and I have to apologize as I can't give credit to who did the handywork in the pictures so I take no credit for the job.

    The lower pic is from here:
    http://www.tdpri.com/resources/diy-tele/

    and the upper is from someone who is on here a lot..........dang..... maybe mellecaster or Ron Kirn, or one of the other greats ??? won't come to me right now.
     
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