Re: Earth/ground wire function?
[QUOTE=moonlight;1209251]"Now this is all well and good, but i do not see how the trem claw provides a link to the actual earth."
The trem claw is connected to all the grounds in your guitar which are connected to the amp through the instrument cable. The amp is connected to the house wiring ground wire which is connected to a pipe or rod going into the dirt (ground) earth.[/QUOTE
The Trem claw is just a part of the grounding circuit. iF YOU JUST FOR EXAMPLE,MAKE The trem claw the start point,just as an example......it connects to the electronics,then to the output jack,which connects to your cable to your amp,which goes to the wall etc etc etc ............ok jump back to the Trem claw ....The trem claw is grounded, therefore the TREM will be grounded,as will your guitar strings which your hands touch which travels thru you to the ground/earth. The trem claw is just part of the journey of completing a circuit is all.