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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / Tele pickup install question



Jun 26th, 2015 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm going to install new pickups in my tele and have a question, possibly bordering on OCD. The new pups have nice long vintage pushback cloth leads. The current pups are grounded to the cavity ground but I really don't want to cut the ground lead short for the new pups. Will there be any problem with just leaving the existing cavity grounds in place and grounding the pups directly to the tone pot? I was just going to try that first but though I would ask. Thanks!

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Jun 26th, 2015 11:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No problem.Ground is ground no matter the physical location.

(This message was last edited by spud1950 at 01:26 PM, Jun 26th, 2015)

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Jun 26th, 2015 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The only caution is if it's carbon paint shielding and not metal foil. The carbon acts like a resistor and doesn't carry the electrons nicely like metal shielding.

But it works fine as a shield.



Jun 27th, 2015 03:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, guys. I wired 'em up and all went well. Nice and quiet too.

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