Help: Humbucker problems – wire wool

Help: Humbucker problems – wire wool

Hey guys,

I was hoping someone could give me some advice. My kid brother borrowed my bass (2003 MusicMan Sub) for a couple of years, and when I came home, he’d tried to clean it up for me. He stupidly used wire wool on the plates on the humbucker pick up, and now I’ve got tiny filings on the discs.

I heard that it can ruin the pick ups. He said he’d tried to wipe the filings off, but they’re really persistent. Is there anything I can do, or am I going to need new pick ups?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



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