Oh, dear...last week I was heading out to a blues job that I intended to play on upright. I thought I'd bring an electric along just in case anything went wrong or if the feedback ate me for dinner. I went to the rack and pulled out my trusty '68 P-Bass (which was my main instrument for decades). Because I had a Raven Labs PBR-1 pre-amp in it and hadn't played it for a while, I though I'd better check the batteries. Plugged it in and not a whisper. Crap! No time to take off the whole pickguard and change the two 3V cells--even if I could find any around the house. Took my Jazz and headed off. Well, tonight I decided to change the batteries. I took everything apart, replaced the cells (which interestingly read 3 V each--old *and* new--on my multimeter). Put everything back together. Nada. Took it apart again. Systematically checked the pre-amp and its switching output jack. All good. The only explanation was no signal from the pickups. Uh-oh. Desoldered the pickup leads, multimeter gives me open circuit. Uh-oh. Took off the strings, unscrewed the pickups and checked their resistance. 5.4 kOhms on the neck pickup. Nuttin' on the bridge pickup. (I mean the two halves of the P-Bass split pickup system here...) Desoldered the bridge pickup. Open circuit. So, after 44 years I have an open circuit on one pickup. I *hate* to replace those pickups after all we've been through together. (Maybe I shouldn't be so sentimental. The bridge corroded away and I put a BadAss II on--and I did put the pre-amp in...) But... Anyone have any idea whether pickup repair is possible? Or should I just get shopping? Thanks as ever.