#1
I opened the back of the squire where the springs are and there was a wire, what is it for? When I modded my buddys washburn it didn't have a wire in the back, just wondering what it is.
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#3
Thats the ground wire from your bridge. It goes attached to the back of your pot. Its more noticeable in something with a trem. I can only find one end of it in my guitars with a TOM bridge.
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#4
Well the wires in the guitar are mostly all bad, should I go ahead and replace it too?
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#6
All right I'll work around it than.
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#8
Ok, thanks guys.
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#9
that is the wire that keeps you from getting the piss knocked out of you if you plug in to your amp bare footed on a concrete floor
trust me on this
without the bridge ground you will get a lot of unwanted RF problems as well
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#10
all right, I gotta get a new wire for the volume, as it's missing a chunk in the middle. Just gotta fix it and it should run fine again.
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#11
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that is the wire that keeps you from getting the piss knocked out of you if you plug in to your amp bare footed on a concrete floor
trust me on this
without the bridge ground you will get a lot of unwanted RF problems as well

False. Quite the contrary, actually. Grounding the electronics to the bridge actually allows small amounts of electricity to flow to ground through your body when you touch the strings. This is why sometimes a guitar will buzz until you touch the strings.
If you are interested in protecting yourself from shock, you add a capacitor like the 400v one mentioned here: http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/shielding/shield3.php
#12
The green wire? That's the detonator. DON'T CUT IT!!!!


lol. srsly, that's the string ground. Use an multimeter set to ohms and make sure you have good continuity between the strings and the central grounding point (usually the case of the volume pot) Good continuity = no need to replace or resolder the wire/connection.


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False. Quite the contrary, actually. Grounding the electronics to the bridge actually allows small amounts of electricity to flow to ground through your body when you touch the strings. This is why sometimes a guitar will buzz until you touch the strings.
If you are interested in protecting yourself from shock, you add a capacitor like the 400v one mentioned here: http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/shielding/shield3.php
lol. You're quite right.
But the cap that guy suggests is not all that effective for ground faults.
To be small enough to present a large reactance to line frequencies it also reduces the ability of the circuit to ground your body.

imho, the best approach is a direct string ground + proper wiring practices + gfci
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#13
^^what he said about the multimeter. dunno whats a good number off the top of my head but first do continuity test then check ohms. should be the same resistance as any good peice of wire end to end. if it aint broke dont fix it
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