View Poll Results: 1st Build Floater Suggestions

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  • KA Handwound 12-pole PAF humbucker

    6 50.00%
  • Zoller AZ-48

    2 16.67%
  • Biltoft Dual Blade Humbucker

    4 33.33%
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  1. #301

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    I think you can add a few strategically placed copper bits and have your strings grounded through your tailpiece. Here is how I grounded a wooden tailpiece. You can't see the wire at all when it is on the guitar. I ran the wire through a slot in the fulcrum to keep it hidden from view.
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  3. #302

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Cushman
    I think you can add a few strategically placed copper bits and have your strings grounded through your tailpiece. Here is how I grounded a wooden tailpiece. You can't see the wire at all when it is on the guitar. I ran the wire through a slot in the fulcrum to keep it hidden from view.
    That's slick maneuvering, Matt. Very nice.

    My tailpiece design is a tough one for stealth grounding. I'll think about it a bit, as I have a little while before i get to that point.

    After the discussion last night, I emailed KA about the 12-pole pickup and he recommended to first see if there is any noise without grounding. If not, it isn't necessary.

  4. #303

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    There is no doubt about it, that a well shielded circuit is all you need. It is safer not to ground your strings but most people ground their strings without problems. If you use all shielded wiring to a set of thumbwheel V/T controls you probably will not need to ground your strings.

  5. #304

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Cushman
    There is no doubt about it, that a well shielded circuit is all you need. It is safer not to ground your strings but most people ground their strings without problems. If you use all shielded wiring to a set of thumbwheel V/T controls you probably will not need to ground your strings.
    I got the Schatten thumbwheel controls that have shielded wires to use with the KA pickup.