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    First build GSJ-1

    This is my first build and have a fair bit of un with the painting etc. however I have come to a bit of an issue with the wiring.

    When wiring up I went to the wiring diagram link in the Pit Bull manual and the only one that fits mine is a single p90 and single tone and volume pots. It shows a ground wire running from the tone pot to the bridge - understand this but how do I get to the bridge as there is no hole in the kit to allow that to happen?

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    GAStronomist Simon Barden's Avatar
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    I'm afraid you'll have to drill one. Go in from the pickup cavity. I used a pin vice on mine to let me get a low angle.

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    And don't forget to put some sort of protection - masking tape maybe - anywhere a drill or whatever you end up using could touch and damage the finish. When drilling at an angle it's awfully easy to catch a surface with the chuck while you are watching the drilling.
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    Are you sure there's no hole? Just finished mine, there was a large hole to the pickup route, and a smaller hole parallel than ran to the stud.

    It'd be easy enough to drill a hole between the control cavity and stud hole. On mine the stud hole and pickup hole were siamesed.

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    GAStronomist Simon Barden's Avatar
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    Its so much easier to go in from the pickup rout. The control cavity and stud hole are on opposite sides of the guitar, so you have to be a lot more accurate and mark things out with a template to do it. It can be done, but it's a lot of effort and more prone to mistakes.

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