milobender wrote:The body of the pot has been grounded in every guitar I've ever seen... by the connection to the shielding. Are you sure about Garcia's? It would be very strange to actually isolate the body of the pot.
shadowboxer wrote:Yes, I do get some static-like noise out of that pot but only when I turn it and only when there is a note being played. No static/crackle when the strings aren't vibrating and I turn the volume knob. Happens in a carpeted and non-carpeted room. Might be a dirty/bad pot. But the original problem was when the guitar briefly went through a period when it started humming when I touched the volume knob or tone knobs. Was fixed somehow when I poked around at some of the wires around the jack. That problem hasn't come back.
Let me ask this: Should the bare ground wire touch the painted-on shielding inside the cavity or should it not touch it? If the shielding is suppose to be grounded, I don't think mine is. The bare ground wire floats. It probably would make contact near the exit to the jack but I put some electrical tape between the ground wire and the shielding so i don't think it is making contact right now.
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