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    Thanks for the input. Does the wire need to be soldered to the post or could i put conductive copper tape around the exposed wire touching the post?
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    I've always had a bitch of a time getting solder to stick to posts. The two ways I see it split, either a piece of copper tape or just sanding all the plating off. Even if you use the copper tape, you still should sand off all the plating down to raw metal.

    In either scenario, I don't usually solder to the post. Pressure contact between the wires and stud should be enough IMO.
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    Yeah pressure alone is enough IME
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    Thanks. Another question: should it be the TOM or the stop trail? I would think TOM only works with steel saddles, but not ifI put graph Tec saddles, right?

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    Would this be an issue for a regular Les Paul, or just for ones that are built from kits?
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    To answer my own question, after having watched "The Boys" where they electrocuted that guy with the carbon skin, and knowing graphite is made of carbon, I am guessing it would still work to ground the strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suho View Post
    To answer my own question, after having watched "The Boys" where they electrocuted that guy with the carbon skin, and knowing graphite is made of carbon, I am guessing it would still work to ground the strings.
    Is there anything we can't learn from that show?

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