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'72 Ric pickup gone bad-What to do?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by k31bassman, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. k31bassman


    Feb 4, 2010
    I have a '72 black, fretless Ric 4001 that appears to have a bad bridge pickup. I've had it since '75 and it worked fine until a couple years ago. I have no idea what happened. I opened it up today to see if I could find a bad pot or solder joint, etc. Everything checked out as far as I could tell. I used my multi-meter to test the leads from the pickups. The neck pickup showed 7.7k Ohms and the bridge pickup showed infinite. I didn't unsolder the pickups, but I figured since I got those readings, that the bridge pickup must be "open".

    Anyway, what would you all suggest? Buy a replacement (where?), get it rewound (where?), other...? I'd like to preserve the value since this bass is not that common.
  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    You can have it rewound. Many pickup makers, including myself, offer a pickups rewinding service.

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