NECK PICKUP DOESN'T WORK

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yagiz Simsek, Dec 5, 2018.


  1. Yagiz Simsek

    Yagiz Simsek

    Dec 5, 2018
    Hello everyone.

    I'm using Ibanez GSR200 and my neck percussion pickup isn't working. When I turn the knob on it just makes a fuzzy sound. The sound cuts when I touch the strings or other metal parts.

    Can you help me? Do I need to buy a new pickup or is this a wire issue?

    Thanks
     
  2. Texican

    Texican

    Aug 9, 2018
    If it were me, I’d buy an EMG Geezer Butler P/J set (comes with new pots and plug n’ play solderless connections) and upgrade the guts entirely.
     
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  3. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Canada
    The pickup doesn't amplify a note, doesn't make a sound or is just scratchy when knob turned? If no sound, you might have a bad solder joint, a broken wire. If scratchy pot, get some Deoxit and spray a shot inside the pot from the back. Better take to guitar tech if unsire of any of this.
     
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  4. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Tech time.
     
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  5. Deoxit works wonders with scratchy sounding pots, but I think you're right in thinking it's a wiring issue rather than the pickup itself.
     
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