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Author:  themaninthejar [ Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:51 pm ]
Post subject:  330 Pickup failure

I have a 330 made in 1979. The bridge pickup has lost a significant amount of its output. A friend of mine said it might be a short on the coil. When I tap the pole pieces with a screwdriver whilst hooked up to an amp, only the third string pole piece returns a click as loud as the neck pickup poles.

Can anyone help with a diagnosis?

Author:  JohnHall [ Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 Pickup failure

Measure the coil resistance (with one lead disconnected from the circuit) using an ohmmeter. If it reads less than approx. 7K ohms, it's shorted and needs to be rewound.

Author:  themaninthejar [ Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 Pickup failure

Is there an advantage to rewinding over replacement? And if there is, who can undertake a rewind in the UK?

Author:  cta102 [ Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 Pickup failure

Quote:
Is there an advantage to rewinding over replacement? And if there is, who can undertake a rewind in the UK?


Dunno if it's politically correct here but Bareknuckle do Ric rewinds

www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk

If this isn't the correct thing to do then sorry !

Author:  iiipopes [ Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 330 Pickup failure

Be careful rewinding, as it is easy to crack the magnet on the bottom in two. This happened to me, and the guy who "rewound" the pickup would not refund my money as the pickup was ruined.

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