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Thanks much to @Andy for his answer. I thought I'd add my specific experience here for posterity. The thumb pot doesn't have a casing so I wired the shield wire to the "anti-clockwise tab" on the pot and wrapped it around one of the mounting screws before joining it to the negative wire. I tried not joining the negative to the shield at the pot and this ...


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Normally all of the following are earthed (soldered to the casing of the volume pot) The outer ring of the jack socket (that's your main earth to the amplifier) The strings (via a wire to the tailpiece or bridge) - this usually reduces interference picked up by the strings The anti-clockwise tab of the volume pot (this little wire is essential for the ...



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