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StingRay Pickup Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by CuzinMike, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. CuzinMike


    Feb 23, 2003
    KC, MO
    I've owned an Ernie Ball StingRay for about 5 months, love the bass, but I'm having one annoying problem. The pickup seems to keep backing out of the body. It's to the point now that after a show, the pickup poles are almost touching the strings, as a result, the poles are getting pretty beat up. The strange thing is, all three pickup screws seem to be slipping pretty equally. Is this a common problem on these basses? And if so, are there any easy fixes? I'm getting sick of having to re-adjust my pickup height after every show! Any help would be appreciated.
  2. BigTopBruno


    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    to me, sounds like your thumb pressure has stripped the screw holes.

    I would take the pup out and take a look..if stripped, use putty or a toothpick to fill.


    good luck