Assistance with pickup problem

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  1. adamb

    adamb New Member

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    Hi all,

    Just looking for some insight into an issue I'm having with a pickup.
    I have an old Japanese LP clone with two humbuckers. The neck pickup is working properly, but the bridge pickup is acting strange- there's a significant decrease in the output.
    I've used a multimeter on the Ohm setting to measure the pickup- and it's not registering. The neck pickup registers at about 7.5k, but I can't get the bridge to give me any reading at all.
    If I tap the poles with a screwdriver, it makes a sound. Again, not as loud at the neck.
    There's no audible hum or interference being produced by the pickup.
    It's not that it's not producing a sound. But the difference in output is like having the amp at 1 for the bridge, and then switch it over to the neck and it's like the amp's at 6.
    So, am I right in assuming the pickup's dead?

    Thanks!
     
  2. CatonGuitars

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    Metal covers on the pickups?
     
  3. adamb

    adamb New Member

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    yeah.
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  4. Fret Hopper

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    It's possible you have a ground loop or fault.
    Check that you have solid ground connections, with no cold joints.

    From the ozone...

    Mark
     

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