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Pickup problem (Sadowsky)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Ronen, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Ronen


    Feb 9, 2003
    Milky Way Galaxy
    I installed a set of Sadowsky ham canceling pickups on my Warwick Corvette.
    The output of the G string was considerably lower than the rest. A quite test revealed that one of the two pole pieces under that string is not responding - by touching them with a screw driver.
    My abilities end here...
    Any suggestions? can this be fixed?
  2. ErebusBass


    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Did they at least cancel the ham?
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
  4. Mmm.. ham.
  5. Ronen


    Feb 9, 2003
    Milky Way Galaxy
    They are not new. I put a set of Nordstrand singles on my Sadowsky and thought using these on the Warwick.
    The thing is I don't recall a problem when they were in the Sadowsky...
  6. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    i had a similar problem with a set of ultrajazz pickups. i was screwing the pickups down to low and it was causing something to short. i didnt see anything touching the shielding every time i would take it out to check, but raising it some would make it start working again. it might have been too tight of a fit in my bass since the humcancellers were deeper than the singles that were in there.
  7. Ronen


    Feb 9, 2003
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Thanks narud. I took the pickup out, problem still exist.
    Touching the pole pieces with a screw driver, I feel that this specific pole piece does not magnetize (not sure that's the right phrase..) so I guess that might be the problem.
    Any known solution for this? can it be magnetized again?

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