So here is the lowdown. I have an Ibanez SRX650 which has been converted to passive a good while back. It is setup Vol/Vol/Tone with a 3 ways selector switch. Worked fine for a long while. Then one day I noticed my tone had this extra static type noise going on only when I was playing. I was using both pickups at that point so I tried the neck pickup, no static noise while I was playing. Tried the bridge pickup and the static noise was ever present while playing. It of course makes noise while playing with both pickups blended too. I rechecked all the wiring and grounds and found nothing. Figured it might be the 3 way switch. Bought a new one and installed it. Nothing changed. Figuring it might be a loose connection so I wiggled the pickup wire coming from the bridge pickup while playing and nothing. I pulled all the electronics back out and checked for loose connections, bad solder joints, and all that jazz. Complete recheck of everything. Nothing. How do I test to see if the bridge pickup is just dying? What would cause a pickup to just up and die one day out of the blue? And no I don't have a multi-meter unfortunately.