Solder lug grounding washer alternatives?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by moonman45acp, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. moonman45acp

    moonman45acp TDPRI Member

    Jan 13, 2020
    I finally have all the parts in to get my tele up and going. Besides one small part the grounding washers. The guitar wasn’t working when I got it I guess the guy was in the middle of nodding it and removed all of the washers.
    I really don’t want to have to pay shipping and wait another week for some to come in. So has anyone used anything else as an alternative?
  2. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    You don't need a ground lug / washer. All that matters is that all common leads, and all shielding / metal hardware bits, are ultimately connected (have electrical continuity with) the output jack. Doesn't matter how you do it. The noise-producing ground-loop is a myth as it pertains to low voltage devices like guitars. Amps are a different story, not relevant here.

    I run my grounds to the back of the volume pot, then run a lead to the back of the tone pot, so they get connected in a way that doesn't rely on a threaded nut, and then connect the output jack common lead to the tone pot shell.

    Like this:

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