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Pickups breaking?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Veldar, Mar 31, 2013.


  1. Maybe not breaking but something is happening to them.

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    The Bridge pickup of my Schecter, pretty bad right?

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    My neck pup, how bad does that look?

    That was my main bass for a year and a half, I don't gig or play live except for a school thing once every month or so, I just practiced on it.

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    And now my new Warwick's getting it to:crying:

    How do I stop it? is it my technique? I play finger style, pick and Slap if that helps at all.

    Also it seems that the pickups a bit loose, I can move it left and right in place. No big deal I guess I care more about the marks.

    Cheers, Sam.
     
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Your strings are touching the pickups when you play. Lower the pickups.
     
  3. OK I've done that, the only string that still hits it is the B, but it's a 135 and I use 125 normally so when I get a new set that will stop right?
     
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    No, a smaller string will probably hit more since it is floppier.
     
  5. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Lower the bass side of the pickup a little more, or don't bash your strings so hard.

    It wont hurt the pickup though, unless you start wearing through the plastic cover.
     
  6. That's what happens when you play your instrument, rather than baby it.
     
  7. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Doesn't happen on mine. And I play pretty hard. It's all about technique. ;)
     
  8. yep I'll do this and report back.
    EDIT: lower the strings, I play aggressive music for aggressive people. :p
     

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