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Does pickup gets poorer ?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by chalie, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Hi Guys,

    Please share you thought with me.

    I wonder if you have a 22 years old bass with original twin J Bartolini passive pups will you worry about the performance of them that may stepped back by it's age?

    Does people tend to change the pups after years?

    How to check if its time to change.

    Thanks a lot guys.

  2. No, for all practical purposes, a 50 year old pickup won't be any weaker than the day it was made, unless it was exposed to something that demagnetized it.

    Otherwise, all these expensive 50 year old guitars and basses would be worthless....

    And I can tell you, I heard Ted Nugent tearing it up on a late-50's Les Paul and THOSE pickups sure weren't weak!!!
  3. Thanks