Hey, I just bought an acoustic bass from a guy who said the electronics only worked intermittently, it was a steal even if i had to buy all new electronics for it, so I went ahead and bought it. But the electronics work fine, except for the E string. My lowest string, no matter what tuning, or what type, or how new the strings are, will not pickup. The top three have great tone, resonance and volume, but the lowest one will not pickup. I didn't know if this was an electronics problem or what. So I looked up how acoustic/electric basses are wired, from my understanding it's basically a wire that connects to the bridge on the inside of the bass, then it takes the vibrations from the bridge and sends them to a setup with a battery on it, and that transfers the vibrations into sound through an amp. So why would the lowest string not pickup? Is it the bridge? is it the electronics? I don't want to take it to a shop until I know a little more about what is wrong so they don't try everything then charge me a lot for labor. If anything, is there a way I could use regular passive Bass pickups and rig them on the inside of the bass and still pickup the sound through the wood?