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Bass Pickup Repair.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Jabbaxhago, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Jabbaxhago


    Apr 22, 2009
    My little sister just pulled some cables from the pickups and I was wondering how much it will cost to repair.
    My bass its an Ibanez GSR double pickup.
    Or just I buy a new one.
  2. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    if it were me, I would just trade my little sister for a new set up pickups. Both problems solved :)

    On a serious note, I'm not 100% sure what you mean - do you mean that she pulled the wires off that are attached at the bottoms of the pickups? You may be able to fix these yourself if you know how to use a soldering iron. It's really not hard.
  3. Foamy


    Jun 26, 2006
    Sac Area
    I can't imagine it being very difficult to fix - maybe 5-10 minutes tops. Take some pictures and show us what's wrong.
  4. Stempelloos


    Nov 3, 2008
    It's even possible to repair a broken wire from a coil.
    This can be done with a drop of tin on a soldering iron.
    You hold the broken wire ends in the drop to 'glue' them.
    Good eyes, steady hands and patience are needed here.

    I did this once with a neck pickup that wouldn't work.
    (after a tip from one of the old guys)
    The coil broke again after it had gotten a few hits from
    a violent player. The pickup coil is rewired nowadays.
  5. Jabbaxhago


    Apr 22, 2009
    I am not going to worry about that i saw a Peavey Millenium Bxp for 150 bucks and im going to buy it and the other bass ill just use it for spare parts but thank you guys.

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