Do scratches on pickups affect sound?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Muckaluck, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Muckaluck


    Oct 11, 2005
    Whitby, Ontario

    I bought a used fender quite some time ago and upon recent observation it seems the pickups are a little scratched (likely from pick usage). Here is a picture where you can kinda see the scratches:[​IMG]

    Will these scratches affect the sound of the bass in any way?
  2. Skit1

    Skit1 Guest

    Jul 2, 2004
    I cant see any scratches from the picture, Either way thats just the plastic pickup cover and isnt actually affecting the metal/wires under them.

    It'll almost certainly not be affected :)
  3. D.A.R.K.


    Aug 20, 2003
    oh no, they're most certainly going to sound awful now,
    better get a set of bartolini pups! (just kidding, it will not affect the sound whatsoever) ;)