Does this indicate a dead pickup??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by roohaa, Dec 2, 2000.

  1. roohaa


    Dec 2, 2000
    While playing the other day, I noticed that my low E string sounded like total garbage. (Very distorted at medium volume levels) I changed the string, and promptly reproduced the same sound. I've adjusted the action and played through a different cord, still getting the same result. Am I needing a new pickup?
  2. As has been mentioned before, if you are playing an active bass, try replacing the battery as the first measure.
  3. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    A good rule of thumb for problems is to check the little, stupid types of issues first (cords, batteries, and anything that you might forget in lieu of fretting about a REAL problem). Once you've looked over the piddly stuff, then you can start to focus in on what may or may not be a more serious issue.
  4. j3b3r


    Aug 19, 2000
    check your amps and cabinets

    bad cabinets can distort in low level freq