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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by punkachu, Nov 24, 2001.
what does it mean when your pick-ups go microphonic?
It means they pick up sounds that are not string-related, like your hand banging against the bass or something. Like a microphone.
It happens when the windings loosen over time. When pickups go badly microphonic, they can squeal like a stuck pig when you open the mids. The three solutions are: new pickups; wax potting (where you seal the windings in wax - takes knowhow); rewinding.
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