I have an Epiphone Wilshire that is producing a "static" sounding noise when plugged into an amp. I removed the cover plate and found a loose, black wire (ground?). It looks like the wire is connected to the back of one of the tone knobs.

I suspect a grounding issue, but I'm not familiar enough with guitar wiring to know where this wire should connect.



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It is a common ground to all pots and jack.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Pre-solder wire, wrap to terminal then reflow solder with a bit more. Then make sure the wire does not interfere with the plug inserted !! \$\endgroup\$ Jan 22, 2019 at 1:56

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