Is there anyway you can take a picture of the problem you are having?
Edit: never mind, I looked them up and see how they are built, I'm guessing you broke the mounting tab off the bottom flat work. I'm also guessing that you broke it off far enough that the coils are now exposed, which is the copper wire you are talking about. See what Joe tells you, and if he tells you to "pound sand" like he did to mmbongo, I would try and super glue it back together. Just be careful to not break any of the coil windings in the process.
I hate that kind of pickup design. My absolute favorite jazz pickups, Rio Grande Muy Grandes, used to be built like that. They started making them with regular covers now which makes me happy.
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Last edited by Hopkins : 08-22-2013 at 11:31 PM.