Grounding individual pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Quitty, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Quitty

    Quitty Hates 'mojo'

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    Got a BKP in the bridge that's silent as the grave, regardless of whether or not i have my hands on any metal parts - it's just perfectly still when i'm not playing.
    It has also been installed by a professional tech (had to route my DC727 to get it to fit so i sent it over).

    My Dimarzio PAF, however, is not. Not even in humbucker mode.
    It's not bad, don't get me wrong - but i have to touch metal for it to shut up.

    Any way to test the grounding, or just re-ground it properly?
    I'm pretty sure there's no shielding in the bridge cavity, but the control cavity is shielded.

    Thanks!
     
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    wakjob SS.org Regular

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    Quitty Hates 'mojo'

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    Thanks Wakjob!
    I'll give it a go, but the problem i'm having is related to one pickup and not the other -
    so i'm guessing the problem is related to that one pickup as well.
     
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    Ya know also, every once in a while you just get a noisy pickup.
     
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    maxoom Scumbag of the Earth

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    Try grounding them on the same spot or re soldering that ground connection.It may help a bit.
     
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    Tried re-wiring the grounds. Nope.

    Could it be that the Dimarzio has a ground wire connected to a baseplate or something that could have been disconnected?
     

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