#1
I removed the bridge from my bass (my old, cheap Washburn T14) and i found that there was a wire underneath it connecting the bridge to (?)... I don't really get it. Does some of the sound come from the bridge, like it does from the pickups?
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#2
It is the grounding wire, it basically kills the current(i think) and stops buzzing
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#3
Sorry, i don't get that... kills the current?
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#4
I'm almost positive it doesn't kill the current. I didn't know there was a wire connecting the bridge to anything.
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#7
It's the voltage common(aka ground, but common is more electrically correct). On your guitar its called the "chassis common." It's the reference point (zero) for all the voltages in your bass circuitry. It's there because all properly built electrical circuits should have one, so leave it. Removing it will mess up the current flow and cause all sorts of problems for the output of your bass.

And no, it does not "kill the current." You can kind of think of it as the ending place for the current flow in the circuit.
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#8
In simple terms, it stops your bridge and strings from acting like a radio antenna and buzzing.
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#10
Generally it goes from the tone put or the output and then run to the bidge so it is touching it.

Also does your bass have shielding cause that also needs to be grounded.
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