Demagnetized pickup?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Nomadic Herder, Jul 24, 2001.

  1. I just got done reassembling my Squier P-bass after painting it. I pput the pickups back in and everything stayed connected. None of the wires are/were broken. I plugged it into my amp, nothing. In my tuner, nothing. My cables, amp, tuner work fine with my Jazz bass.

    Could it be that with the magnetic battery powered screwdriver I used to reinstall everything, the pickup has been demagnetized and doesnt work anymore? If so, should I/do I have to get a new one?
  2. Paul A

    Paul A Guest

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Very Very unlikely, if not impossible.
    What may have happened is that you could have trapped a wire when reassembling the bass.
    Take off that scratchplate and have another look!
  3. Thanks a lot. I looked, my dad looked. My dad tested. Then he found that in the pickup one of the white wires came undone. So its all reattached and happy now
  4. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    Old thread i know.....but i found this handy trick, if you got some decent magnets laying around and want to re-magnetize dead pickups