I have a cb gitty delta 3 pole pickup harness wired to the jack. I tried to add a volume knob but im not getting any sound? Is it as simple as adding a knob to a piezo? Ive done that without a problem. Also how close to the strings does the pickup need to be? 

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Comment by Robbie yesterday

I have had 2 of these pick ups that did the same thing . I'm gonna quit ordering them.

Comment by Fantacone Box Works on December 2, 2019 at 5:29pm

Thanks Jerry. I found a few broke wires and unwraped the tape on the coil and found more broke wires. Its toast.

I have a new one coming

Comment by Jerry Jordan on December 2, 2019 at 2:52pm

i would say put it on a multimeter to see if its shorted or open.,.,one break in the hair thin wire,., or a short in the coil would lead to a dead pickup.,.,I have gotten lucky in the past and found the break on the outside layer of the coil., I just unwound a few turns, twisted the ends together, and stuck the twisted pair in a hot solder ball.,., the pickup came back to life.,.I have also seen old pickups get soaked in contact cleaner, and the coating on the wire breaks down, resulting in a useless coil.,If it did not work out of the pack I would consider returning it.,I believe Gitty has good customer service.,

Comment by Fantacone Box Works on December 2, 2019 at 12:56am

Thanks Taffy, ill spend some time on it before it goes in the extra parts box. I ordered a new one to finish my build for now. 

Mike

Comment by Taffy Evans on December 1, 2019 at 10:29pm

Hi Fantacone, try looking for a dry solder joint first, and check your lead and jack plugs.

Taff

Comment by Fantacone Box Works on December 1, 2019 at 8:44pm

Well im gonna call it and say the coils bad. I rewired it straight to the jack and got it to work for a second then nothing. You should be able to take it out of the packet, plug it in and get noise, right?

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