Dead pickup on P bass?
Okay, I've been reluctant to post this for fear of embarassing myself, but here goes. I have a 77 P that seems to have stopped working. It was cased for a few years with no play time and when I took it out and plugged it up, there was no sound. Took it to a tech at a local independent shop and he hooked it up to some sort of meter and declared the pickup dead. Told me to get a new one or have this one rewound. Here's my question and forgive my ignorance in advance....but how does a pickup "die"? There's not much in the way of moving parts...........Anyway, is this guy on the mark or are there other avenues that should be explored? Also any opinions on rewind vs. new Fralin, Nordy, etc. Thanks.