I just got my pickgaurd with new humbucker and hum canceling single coils back from the shop. I was just curious about the wiring. From each of the pups there is one bare wire. What is this wire. The reason i ask is in some points it actually touches the metal on back of pup (the way he has run the wires) will this affect any thing> just need to know before i put it back on and restring it.
that is the sheilding wire. If you dont' want background noise from your pickups, you ground that.
is the shield wire the same as a ground?
Naa, it's a litle different. But if you are not gonna do advance stuff like phazing and complicated switching, don't worry about it.
so by it touching metal it won,t effect any thing? Wont cause a hum or anything?
Naa, you'll still have hum. That is the nature of magnetic pickups. But it will greatly reduce it.