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How to measure DC resistence of pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by akrein62, Oct 28, 2006.


  1. akrein62

    akrein62

    Nov 24, 2005
    Plainfield, IL
    I have a multimeter, which is half the battle. The other half...where to place the positive and negative lead to measure the DC resistence of a pickup. Can I do this while it's still on my bass or does it have to be removed first.

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  2. Yes you need to unwire the pickup to get a good true reading on the DC resistance. Then your set you meter to Ohm and touch the red probe to one end of the coil and the black probe to the other end.
     

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  3. akrein62

    akrein62

    Nov 24, 2005
    Plainfield, IL
    A belated thank you.

    For some reason I can't see the attached pic. Must be a local setting since I can't see then on other threads.

    Andy
     
  4. bassksun

    bassksun

    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
    After finding this thread I measured my Ppups one reads 8.56k
    the other reads 9.25k. Is it the higher the number the deeper the tone? Or whut?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  5. bassksun

    bassksun

    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
    Thanks! This is going in a P/J config.

    Glenn,
    I think it has something to do with string vibration :confused:

    But the onboard pre-amp seems to solve the problem

    Thanks for the info
     
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