Post by ourclarioncall on Mar 21, 2020 16:39:58 GMT -5
I read the star grounding stuff a long time ago. From memory , was it just moving all the ground wires from the back of the pot onto like a washer or bit of metal?
I don’t have any pots as I just have switches and am using a bit of connector block to group my ground wires together right before the output jack.
its working ok but I’m running out of room as I’ve squeezed 4 wires in there already , not including the string ground as that’s hard wired to the output jack. I need space for at least one more ground if not more and there is no room left. I could use a bigger heavier duty bit of connector block as I have some But just wondering if there are any better options out there folks have tried ? Or their thoughts on the whole star grounding thing
Post by blademaster2 on Mar 23, 2020 14:53:08 GMT -5
Agreed. Grounding pattern importance arises over larger distances and/or where there is enough return current flowing through the 'ground' (which should have zero current) that the difference in the reference voltage from location to location causes a noticeable signal. The guitar cavity, and the current flowing, is small enough that either of them is probably okay, although in theory I expect a star ground connected only at the jack is the best configuration.