repairing pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by patrickroberts, Sep 23, 2000.

  1. patrickroberts


    Aug 21, 2000
    Wales, UK
    My P-Bass pickup magnetic coils have sunk down inside the actual pickup, where as my second pickup has remained the same, what is the matter with it, and what should i do? As i do not get the right sound of the E and A strings/
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    The coil part IS the actual pickup. Typically, on a P-bass pickup, the pickup is mounted in a plastic cover. There is usually some foam rubber or something like that under the pickup to provide upward pressure. This foam can become compressed, and then the pickup coil can sink down as you are describing. The usual solution is to replace the foam rubber or add more.