All, I had my bass poop out at last practice. Fender MIM p-bass, 2004, all stock. In the middle of a song, sound simply stopped. Took a few mins to conclude that it was the bass and not the amp or cable; there was a spare at the practice space to confirm the problem source, and finish practice. Got home and plugged in to start diagnostics. Nominally no output (possibly a touch at full amp vol, but there was also a little hum, and I was reluctant to leave everything dimed and start messing, only to find it was a jack connection....). Pulled scratch guard for a visual, no obvious issues. Plugged in cable and DMM shows @4.7k DC resistance. For kicks, I reflowed all solder joints on jack and pots, no change at cable tip. So I pulled the pickups completely. DC resistance for each half was @2.36 and 2.35k. I guess I was expecting one to measure somewhere north of 5k, and the other way low. I honestly have never measured this instrument's pickups, but it's very close in playing volume to my back-up bass (Peavey Milestone II), which is a normal @10.5k, so I'd expect similar for the Fender. I have never had a pickup, bass or guitar, fail, so I'm flummoxed. No shock that a pickup could fail, but sure seems unlikely that both of the splits would huff it simultaneously. Would one shorting then cause the other to short identically? Other explanations?