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How can you test a pair of used pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rabid_granny, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. I see a pair of Fender CS 60's pickups for sale for $120 obo. A fair bit cheaper than retail, most likely used.

    How can I make sure that they work, short of installing them in my bass?
  2. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    Install them in someone else's bass... :bag:
  3. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Get an ohm meter and measure the resistance. Although not a perfect test, it will give you an idea of whether or not the coil has been damaged.
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