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Started by pasha811, January 15, 2024, 12:39:10 AM
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Quote from: pasha811 on January 15, 2024, 12:39:10 AMLately I came across a youtube video (that I cannot find) and and article that suggests a 'clean' grounding for a Stratocaster type of Guitar.Because it deviates from the 'norm' I'd like to have your word on that.As you know the Stratocaster wiring schema implements both an aluminum foil behind the pickguard and a ground wire that interconnects all tones and volume (including grounding the Volume lug to the case) as shown here : Stratocaster Player Wiring In that article it was suggested to use the G string to connect Tones, Volume, passing through the Volume Pot lug and soldered to the Volume Pot case and the pot lug. Moreover it was suggested to hook and solder the pickups ground wires to the G string to avoid soldering so many wires on the Volume Pot case as it makes for easier changes along the road. Sure that is 'Cleaner' but... a grounding wire with no insulation? What do you think?
Quote from: Elantric on January 15, 2024, 02:01:43 PMAka Bus Wire
Quote from: IMH1234 on January 15, 2024, 01:38:43 PMNot sure I understand what they are proposing - I can't see any rational case for soldering anything onto a guitar string - even if there was a technical benefit to doing so- changing strings is enough of a chore without needing to break out the soldering iron - imagine having to do that mid song Uninsulated grounding wires are only an issue if they might touch another part of the circuit - I use them regularly on arch top builds to connect to the tailpiece through the body - which BTW does involve a direct ground connection to the strings via a conductive material in contact with the ball ends.
Quote from: pasha811 on January 16, 2024, 01:51:50 AMI think the culprit was 'using the G String' instead of the more appropriate 'using a G String' in this case... What difference it makes 'The' vs 'A'
Quote from: pasha811 on January 16, 2024, 01:46:27 AMSo... a naked wire.
Quote from: pasha811 on January 16, 2024, 01:46:27 AMI can also use a Copper solid wire 22AWG stripped of plastic insulation if more appropriate than a G-String.. I got plenty of those!
Quote from: IMH1234 on January 16, 2024, 04:36:02 AMNaked wires and g-strings - this thread is getting a bit racey!!!
Quote from: pasha811 on January 16, 2024, 08:07:49 AMOPS... It was unintentional... sorry (It's the problem when you write/speak in a language that's not native for you)... in any case the same happens with non-Italians speaking Italian... :-)