Aria Pro II SB-1000 bass with weak output (please help!)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by soaf, Dec 5, 2017.


  1. soaf

    soaf

    Jul 27, 2013
    I have an Aria Pro II SB-1000 with weak output (probably 20%). I have used a multimeter to test the preamp and it iis providing proper values (18v when connected to pins 1-3 with jack inserted, and 9v between pins 1 and 2, and between 2 and 3).

    I have tested the three wires coming from the pickup in every configuration possible and get nothing on my meter yet the pickup provides some volume to my amplifier. Is this normal? If the pickup works somewhat, shouldn't it be reading a value?

    I have done everything short of pulling the pickup entirely (forcing it out to break the the almost twenty year bottom seal).

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated and if anyone has a spare pickup I may be interested.

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