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What is the turquoise wire for?

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Hey everyone,

I think I just made a big mistake. I took off the pickguard from my Variax standard to see how hard it would be to replace it. When enjoying the inside of the guitar my flatmate slightly bumped into me, now I see a loose turquoise wire.

 

Does anyone know what function it has and if I can just solder it back to where it belongs?

Or is my guitar forever ruined?

Is it safe to play it in magnetic/Variax mode?

I feel pretty stupid right now :-(

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Naughty boy,.... It's one of the chassis ground leads.

Look for a broken solder point on the outer casing of the 5-Way toggle

switch and solder it back on,.... and don't do that again.  ;)

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cool thx a lot!

 

That explains why the wire is connected to the body. I guess in that case it is safe to use for the guitar, just not for me XD

 

When I knew it was on the 5 way toggle the broken point was hard to unsee.

 

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