#1
Hey,

I just recently bought an electric bass off my friend, and it looks like it's pretty old. Its been sitting in his basement for the past god-knows-how-many years, and I noticed a couple of screws on the pickups are a bit rusted. The bass as a whole is still in very good shape, and I was just wondering if it would be okay to play it as is? I was thinking of buying new pickups and having them installed, but after looking online, the only split coil pickups I can find are at least $60 bucks, which is more than I payed for the bass. Anyone know of any cheaper split coils and where to get them?

Cheers,

Matt
#4
Oh, wait, the screws IN the pickups or the screws HOLDING ON the pickups? (I assumed they were the ones holding it on)
#5
just give them a little scrape with a wire brush. but a little rust shouldn't be too bad.
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#6
well, not the SCREWS.. to be more specific, the pins that make up part of the pickup, Im not sure what they're called. Theres some minor rusting, Im just worried that I might get electrocuted or something. Also, I dont have any pics, no digital camera yet

I looked on Guitar Center's site and didnt find ANY split coil pickups.. anyone know where I can find some? Thanks!
#8
yeah, yeah the pole pieces, they're the rusted parts. Are they going to be okay if theyre a bit rusted?
#10
lol alright, thanks a bunch guys

so uh, anyone know where to get some decent pickups? which companies make semi-decent pickups?
#11
Show us some pictures! What if its like, a 50s Fender. You'd be the luckiest man on earth. :p
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