High Resistance Low output

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Andrew McSpadden
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High Resistance Low output

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I have a single coil that has a resistance of 500+ K Ohms and weak output but there is output. What could be the problem?

It is not degaussed and not a phase issue. This is the pickup by itself.

Thanks!

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Peter Wilcox
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When you say 500+k, is there an actual DC resistance value, or is that just as high as you can measure? I'd guess the wire is broken, and you're getting some AC signal through inductive coupling, or a high resistance leak through thin or worn insulation. I think you'll have to unwind it to find the problem.
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Re: High Resistance Low output

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Found the start was not full connected and could not get a connection due to the wire not being long enough to make it into the grommet. Rewind! It was an old SD2 from the 80's

THanks!

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