#1
I installed EMG 81/85's in my guitar, and now there's a fairly loud buzz whenever I'm not playing. I previously had EMG HZ pickups in my guitar which required two ground wires. When I installed the 81 and the 85 I removed the ground wires, because the 81 and 85 diagrams did not specify needing them. I'm not sure if this is the problem or not, but does anybody know how to correct the buzz?
#2
ground them
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#3
im pretty sure you always need ground wires
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#5
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YOU ****ING DIP****S!!
Now that I've vented, let me explain:
Active pickups do not need ground wires.
In fact, they work beter without them.
Your problem is probably elsewhere, like a ****ty solder job or corrupted power for your amp or pedals.
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Didn't Kerry King use MGs at some point?

I think he just endorses them because he likes sacks of money
#8
You do need to connect the ground from your toggle to the case of one of the pots. And you should have the pot casings all united anyway.

The ground to the strings is the one you don't need.

To see if this is the problem, touch the metal around the toggle and the metal around the output jack and see if it goes away.
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#9
I had this same problem. If your lazy, just run a wire from one of the screws holding the jack in, to one of the screws on the bridge. This worked for me
#10
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^^^
YOU ****ING DIP****S!!
Now that I've vented, let me explain:
Active pickups do not need ground wires.
In fact, they work beter without them.
Your problem is probably elsewhere, like a ****ty solder job or corrupted power for your amp or pedals.

+1
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#11
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^^^
YOU ****ING DIP****S!!
Now that I've vented, let me explain:
Active pickups do not need ground wires.
In fact, they work beter without them.
Your problem is probably elsewhere, like a ****ty solder job or corrupted power for your amp or pedals.


If I'm remembering this right, active pickups don't need to be grounded to the strings. The guitar itself should still be shielded.
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#12
thats what it said in the manual, but still, i got far less buzz, and ticking sounds when i grounded my EMG's