Rick Turner wrote:Have you tried grounding the brass bars? They should be grounded; they need not be replaced.
Does the noise get worse if you touch the brass or the mounting screws? If so, it's a shielding issue, see above.
If the noise changes when you turn the bass one way or another, it's a hum-cancelling issue. Does the bass have one or two dummy coils? In series with the pickups or electronically done with hum trimmers?
Too little info for an accurate diagnosis.
I cut the magnets on a diamond saw and hand-guide wound those pickups probably on my first real winder...a sewing machine motor with a counter. Probably about 3,000 turns of #38 wire.
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