Hi folks

I'm having a grounding/soldering issue. My plan was to ground the pickup back to the bridge but the bridge is chrome and can't get the solder to stick. Will grounding work if I solder it to one of the bridge screws that goes through the lid of the box?

Cheers

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I just run a piece of wire with about .5 inches stripped off, and lay it underneath the bridge, between the bridge and the lid, then clamp the bridge down on top of it.

Yup, my fender bass just had the bridge plopped on top of some exposed wire. No soldering.

almost every electric guitar is made like this, Fender just screws a metal bridge down hard onto an exposed wire, Gibson bashes in a threaded metal insert for the bridge post to screw into over a bare wire.

in my opinion it will be very difficult to solder to this screw as you say, how will you turn the screw afterwards to drive it in without breaking the solder?  you can just strip the last inch of wire and wrap it around this screw or if you really want to be completist  there are little terminals for auto electrics you can get cheaply which will end with a ring like a washer, but having a tab you can crimp onto some wire, you'll get a bag of a hundred or so at the auto parts store for a few bucks..

Cheers guys for the responses, its all clear to me now!

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