Demagnetized pole piece???

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by junglebike, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. junglebike


    Feb 14, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    Hi all,

    I posted before about this, but I've since got some more info:

    My D-string has very low volume on the bridge pickup of my P/J Tune bass. It's fine on the neck, and the bass is setup fine.

    After some investigating, I'm thinking that the pole piece below the D-string has become demagnetized. Symptoms:

    1. Tapping on pickup with hex wrench yields no sound under D-string.

    2. Field under D-string repells hex wrench. Under all other strings, wrench is attracted.

    Anyone heard of such a thing happening? The pups are non-adjustable, and potted. I think I'll need to buy a new one :(