Swannell Guitars - MINI MITE Ground Bug - Ground lug pot washer

£3.29

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About

From the mind of UK based luthier, Jamie Swannell comes a really simple but genius helping hand for guitar wiring, the Ground Bug! This solder lug washer has some very handy uses indeed, from neatening up your wiring installs, to making ground connections easier and any future changes/mods/maintenance much easier too. So what is it?

This is a simple washer design that fits underneath your pots and has extended lugs so that you can easily solder ground wires to. This is very useful for those that perhaps really struggle with making, or consistently making ground wire solder connections to pot casings, drastically reducing the risk of damaging a pot from excessive heat for example. As with the Ground Bug installed, you simply solder your ground wires to any of the 8 lugs available. 
You don't even need to solder the ground bug to the pot casing either, with it being used as a washer directly against the pot casing you will achieve ground continuity furthering it's ease of install. No more messy blobs of solder on the back of your pot casing, great for those that like neat looking installs. But neatness isn't just a visual thing, it also really helps for any maintenance in the future too, with each ground wire having it's own ground lug it makes replacing pickups, or even your pot a much easier process.

A brilliant, incredibly simple item that I think will really help installers of any experience/skill level. I'll certainly be using them and recommending them for as long as Jamie keeps making them! Proud to stock this great little wiring tool.

The Mini Mite

The Mini Mite has been introduced to the Ground Bug range to compliment CTS mini sized pots. It still features the same 10mm mounting hole diameter as it's big brother, The Original Ground Bug, the same amount of solder lugs as it's big brother, but with altered overall size to much better suit the Mini sized pot variant. We hope this helps those who need to use mini pots with their repair/build/rewire!

Which pots will it fit?

The Mini Mite Ground Bug is designed to fit standard CTS Mini Series pots, like these, with it's 10mm mounting hole to suit their mounting thread diameter and can be installed simply as a washer between the pot and mounting surface. 

Will it fit my guitar?

Baring in mind that these will not work with full size CTS pots, firstly ensure you are using them with mini pots here. 
See the reference images on this listing to see how the footprint alters depending on whether you intend to install it flat, or with the lugs bent up. With the Mini Mite flat, it measures 30mm wide, at the widest point from end of lug to end of lug. It measures 26mm on the shortest point, edge of washer to end of lug. The central part (12mm) is ever so slightly wider than the footprint of a mini CTS pot, this is to allow you to be able to bend up the lugs should you wish, and leave clearance. Expect the footprint with the legs bent up to be around 18mm, a little wider if you angle the lugs of course. I would personally recommend the Original Ground Bug for guitars with comfortable cavity space, or at least 3-5mm spare around the mini CTS pot casing within the cavity to allow access to the lugs with them bent up. 

Watch how they work

Here's a back to basics video I put together chatting about the ground bug and visually demonstrating how it can be used - 


Ordering/shipping

Local pickup - If you are local and wish to collect any items or order in advance for collection on a specific day, then you can still place an order online and select local pickup at the checkout. Or drop me a message and I'll reserve the items ready for your visit.
For online ordering and dispatch - In stock, non made to order items are processed and dispatched 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
For orders that are placed on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday I have an order cut off time of 12:00GMT to allow me chance to process, pack and dispatch your order same day.
For non dispatch days (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) there is no order cut-off time, and these will be processed, packed and shipped on the closest following dispatch day.
I will always endeavor to fulfill orders as quickly as I can and if you have specific requirements for a delivery date please do let me know and hopefully I can help.
If you have more queries regarding order placing, processing, fulfillment or general shipping then please see the FAQ page HERE

Please use the tabs below to read through the information about this product.

From the mind of UK based luthier, Jamie Swannell comes a really simple but genius helping hand for guitar wiring, the Ground Bug! This solder lug washer has some very handy uses indeed, from neatening up your wiring installs, to making ground connections easier and any future changes/mods/maintenance much easier too. So what is it?

This is a simple washer design that fits underneath your pots and has extended lugs so that you can easily solder ground wires to. This is very useful for those that perhaps really struggle with making, or consistently making ground wire solder connections to pot casings, drastically reducing the risk of damaging a pot from excessive heat for example. As with the Ground Bug installed, you simply solder your ground wires to any of the 8 lugs available. 
You don't even need to solder the ground bug to the pot casing either, with it being used as a washer directly against the pot casing you will achieve ground continuity furthering it's ease of install. No more messy blobs of solder on the back of your pot casing, great for those that like neat looking installs. But neatness isn't just a visual thing, it also really helps for any maintenance in the future too, with each ground wire having it's own ground lug it makes replacing pickups, or even your pot a much easier process.

A brilliant, incredibly simple item that I think will really help installers of any experience/skill level. I'll certainly be using them and recommending them for as long as Jamie keeps making them! Proud to stock this great little wiring tool.

The Mini Mite has been introduced to the Ground Bug range to compliment CTS mini sized pots. It still features the same 10mm mounting hole diameter as it's big brother, The Original Ground Bug, the same amount of solder lugs as it's big brother, but with altered overall size to much better suit the Mini sized pot variant. We hope this helps those who need to use mini pots with their repair/build/rewire!

The Mini Mite Ground Bug is designed to fit standard CTS Mini Series pots, like these, with it's 10mm mounting hole to suit their mounting thread diameter and can be installed simply as a washer between the pot and mounting surface. 

Baring in mind that these will not work with full size CTS pots, firstly ensure you are using them with mini pots here. 
See the reference images on this listing to see how the footprint alters depending on whether you intend to install it flat, or with the lugs bent up. With the Mini Mite flat, it measures 30mm wide, at the widest point from end of lug to end of lug. It measures 26mm on the shortest point, edge of washer to end of lug. The central part (12mm) is ever so slightly wider than the footprint of a mini CTS pot, this is to allow you to be able to bend up the lugs should you wish, and leave clearance. Expect the footprint with the legs bent up to be around 18mm, a little wider if you angle the lugs of course. I would personally recommend the Original Ground Bug for guitars with comfortable cavity space, or at least 3-5mm spare around the mini CTS pot casing within the cavity to allow access to the lugs with them bent up. 

Here's a back to basics video I put together chatting about the ground bug and visually demonstrating how it can be used - 


Local pickup - If you are local and wish to collect any items or order in advance for collection on a specific day, then you can still place an order online and select local pickup at the checkout. Or drop me a message and I'll reserve the items ready for your visit.
For online ordering and dispatch - In stock, non made to order items are processed and dispatched 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
For orders that are placed on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday I have an order cut off time of 12:00GMT to allow me chance to process, pack and dispatch your order same day.
For non dispatch days (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) there is no order cut-off time, and these will be processed, packed and shipped on the closest following dispatch day.
I will always endeavor to fulfill orders as quickly as I can and if you have specific requirements for a delivery date please do let me know and hopefully I can help.
If you have more queries regarding order placing, processing, fulfillment or general shipping then please see the FAQ page HERE