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Ovation Pickup (or lack thereof)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by VegasHasher, Oct 22, 2009.


  1. Hello fellow bassists,

    When plugged in, my Ovation B778 acoustic-electric bass produces a wonderful sound from all stings except the E, which sounds hollow (as if the pickup is not working properly).

    The type of pickup is a "Tru-Balance" and is part of the bridge assembly.

    After further investigation (taking apart my bridge) I discovered that the end of the pickup wire (which is located under my E string) produces very little sound when tapped (as compared to the rest of the line).

    Other than visiting my local luthier, what other options might I have to remedy this issue?

    Is my pickup shot? Does it need replacement? Might there be an internal issue that can be easily fixed?

    Thank you for sharing your thinking & help.
     

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