I have a 3pole delta blues pick up from cbgitty. Comes wired with a plug in. Do I need to ground this unit?

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Hi

, all magnetic pickups are grounded, prevents hum, except low impedance pickups. Taff.

Actually . Not all mag pickups need  grounding .  Many humbucker  pickups   you can use straight to Jack  because they were designed to  "buck  the hum" hence the name " HUM-BUCKER" . Other shielded / treated  pickups can also pass the test . Some are much more effective  , even labeled  "silent ".   Not to mention Some folks  would rather not have their guitars grounded due to stage / shock hazards  etc .. Many Pro musicians  play un-grounded guitars  , or with a ground switch  to use if needed.

I can't speak for the delta pickup , because i have never used them . but your best bet is to try it without , if it is hummy .  try  grounding it .  usually this only involves running a wire from the back of the volume pot to  the bridge  (if metal ) .  but  remember . lights , other appliances , radios, other machines   on the same line ... etc . can all have an effect on hum .  sometimes just plugging your amp in a different room  makes a huge difference .

good luck.


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Karen, I think you’re asking if you need to ground the the pickup to the Bridge? Yes, a good idea, it’s actually standard practice whether it needs it or not, even in brands like Gibson, PRS,Jackson that are known for humbuckers? But the Delta pickup is a single coil pickup, so yes you will ground it to the Bridge or anything touching the strings? Good luck with your build :)

Thanks for all the advice. I am putting it in a licence plate guitar.  We will see how it sounds.

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