Tone pot grounding question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by EADGBE, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. EADGBE

    EADGBE Member

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    Do I only need to ground the middle leg of a tone pot (example A)? Or both the middle and outer leg (example B)?

    [​IMG]

    Will one wiring design be any quieter than the other?
     
  2. Jim Collins

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    Middle only. The high order lug (on the right, in your pic) is not used for a tone control.
     
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  4. AndrewSimon

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    You can do either one.
    B will be quieter (in theory at least)

    ;)
     
  5. EADGBE

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    Ok thank you. I think I'll wire them up like B then. [​IMG]
     

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