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  1. vicsponjr

    vicsponjr Strat-Talk Member

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    I am trying to install a loaded HSS strat deluxe pickguard in a Pyle Strat. The Pyle has no grounding lug. Only ground I disconnected goes to the tremolo. Can I just omit this ground that should go to a lug or what should I do?
     
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    hippychip Strat-Talker

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    What grounding lug? Post a picture---this is not google, and there are no mind readers here
     
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    vicsponjr Strat-Talk Member

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    I don't know what ground lug. That is my question.
    The strat deluxe loaded pickguard I bought has one more ground wire than the pickguard I pulled off the strat copy I have. I looked at a wirirng diagram on Fender's website and it says the wire with connector goes to the "ground lug", then one solders to tremolo, and another one solders to jack. 3 ground wires.
     
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    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

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    Pics a worth a thousand words. To illustrate exactly what we are referring to.
     
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    vicsponjr Strat-Talk Member

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    Number 19 on the diagram is the wire in question.
    The pickguard pictured is the subject. The guitar is where it is to be installed. The guitar does not have a spot for another ground wire, just ground to tremolo.
     

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    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

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    Usually that wire goes to the Copper Foil or Conductive Paint in the body cavity to shield the guitar from noise.
     
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    The number 19 wire has a loop on the end. My guess is that he does connect to a little screw inside a cavity that has a conductive paint shield.
     
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    vicsponjr Strat-Talk Member

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    Ok. So the Pyle doesn't seem to have a conductive paint shield or copper foil. I guess it's not as easy as just popping it in. I am a beginner, know nothing of the copper foil or conductive paint sheild. I'll look it up. Thank you :)
     
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    vicsponjr Strat-Talk Member

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    Here are pictures of the Pyle guitar and the pickguard I took out of it.
     

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    You can remove the number 19 wire. Not all cavities have conductive shields ☺
     
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    vicsponjr Strat-Talk Member

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    Cool. Thanks guys. I went back at my first post and realized I wasn’t very clear about what I was asking.
     
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