Schecter 5-String Studio Series

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by FreqnLoDown, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. FreqnLoDown

    FreqnLoDown Guest

    Apr 16, 2012
    I've enjoyed this bass and it's got a great sound, but recently I've been noticing some problems.

    It has the EMG-40Hz active pickup system and it seems to be fading out. I can unplug the cable from the jack on the bass and it just seems like there's a short but I'll get my volume back for a few moments, then it fades out again. I'm also getting buzz and feedback from it.

    Does this sound strictly like pickups? When purchasing new ones, do the pots come with them? It just seems to me that I need to re-wire the whole instrument. Are there other pickups from anyone else's experience, that are preferable to the stock EMG's it came with?

  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Inactive Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    have you changed the battery lately?

    The pickups are passive, but the problem you describe is the battery going dead for the 3 band preamp.