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Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post

The first Alembic basses and guitars used a gold coaxial connector between the preamp card and the pickups. Here's an example of what one looks like connected:

coax connected

When you disconnect the pickup, here's what you're left with:

coax disconnected

For the image above, to disconnect the pickup, grasp the preamp card side of the connector through the shrink tubing with the thumb and forefinger of your left hand. Then gently pull the wire with your right hand.

The connector can be damaged while it's not connected, make sure the end looks nice and clean like this before reconnecting:

coax connector

When you reconnect, retract the tubing by pushing it toward the preamp card:

sleeve retracted

Then you can reconnect the pickup carefully:


After you've got it back together:


slide the shrink tube sleeve back in its original place.

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