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Offline WurlieNewbie

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200 Grounding Wire
« on: March 29, 2020, 07:34:46 PM »
Hey guys... While doing some adjustments this weekend, the grounding wire that attaches to the rear screw on the sustaining mechanism (on the back of the piano) snapped off.  I guess I torqued the screw too much and the little eyelet/lug that attaches to the grounding wire broke.

Assuming I need this ground, is there any way to fix this?  Should I solder the lug back onto the grounding wire?  Or simply strip/expose some of the grounding wire and wrap it around the screw?  My knowledge of electronics is limited (other than soldering) but I'd hate to replace the whole thing when only one part of it broke.

Thanks ahead of time!  Always appreciate the site.

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Re: 200 Grounding Wire
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 07:50:20 PM »
Ideally you'll resolder the eyelet back - or get a replacement one that can be crimped onto the wire.
Yes, you can temporarily strip the wire and wrap it around the screw.
You should be able to hear what, if any, effect the loss of this particular ground point has in your particular environment by simply touching the bare wire to the screw and listening for any difference.
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