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Comment by BUGGY (C) on October 30, 2018 at 5:30pm
Old metal Keys work well as bridges too, as you can earth them :>)

see link below..
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Comment by BUGGY (C) on October 30, 2018 at 5:25pm
Under a gibson les paul bridge is a tiny earth wire concealed to one of the support legs to earth the bridge and strings, which means the strings get earthed when you touch them... earthing a big bug bear of mine..

on a differnt issue if you put a polythene sandwich bag over a jack lead and put a ni magnet on the area between the two poles current flows and you gte a very quiet pickup... probably induction but it needs a pre amp.. so electrics does weird stuff when magnets are around..

i think this is why a telecatser for example has such a big metal plate around its pickup.. the outside of a jack should be ground from memory.. if i connect a wire from the outside of the jack to my string holder it seesm to work
so it suggests you need a big bit of metal to earth to.. also single coil pick ups pick up ever bit of noise going which is why the humbucker was designed as each side is wound in a differnt direction and magnets oposing to cure thie noise
these are usually grounded too back to same groundloop the bridge on a gibson les paul .
Comment by Uncle John on October 30, 2018 at 8:29am

Hope that works.  Good way to get help. 

Comment by Dave Lynas on October 29, 2018 at 9:53pm

Yup. And maybe not soldered well on the volume pot. Looks like a cold joint to me.

Comment by BrianQ. on October 29, 2018 at 5:44pm

Ground it so it’s touching the bridge/strings, cheers

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