Possibly stupid question about LP wiring

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Powderfinger, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Powderfinger

    Powderfinger Gold Supporting Member

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    When you run wire grounding the pots, does it matter where you start and finish? Seems like some diagrams and pics I've seen have it run from tone to tone and others from volume to volume.
     
  2. Tone_Terrific

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    Ground to ground and you are done.
     
  3. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    "ground is ground", as long as all the large metal bits are connected to each other and to ground, you're good.
     
  4. StratoCraig

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    And if your LP has the pots all mounted on a metal plate that is soldered to the ground wire, you don't need the ground wires between the pots at all -- the plate will serve as ground for everything.
     
  5. NoahL

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    But what if your LP is possessed by demons and/or witches, or, Ghostbusters-like, creates its own electromagnetic power grid? What if tooty fart noises come out of the jack when you dime the volume? Or the even tone? What if it not only makes sitar-like noises but -- also -- Nora Jones appears and starts singing every time you play a flat 6? Just asking, now that the OP has been well answered.
     
  6. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    oh, a complex "star grounding" arrangement fixes all that :D
     

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