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M1A not working -- need help

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    Just received an M1A in a trade and it does not work. Was in good working condition when it was sent and the previous owner is willing to take it back if we can't get it working but i thought i'd try here. I am plugged direct into a powered PA. The cable works with my electric. When it is not plugged in and you tap it you can hear sound. I plugged the cable into the M1A 1/4" jack and left the 1/8" plug that plugs into the pickup unplugged and tapped on it and it makes noise through the speaker so its not the cable and has to be the pickup itself. I replaced the battery with a brand new one and played around with the volume control and there is nothing. I tap on the poles and there is no sound through the speaker. Any idea what i should do next or what the issue is?


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    Hey Luke,
    The first thing that I would do is to make sure that you're using an unbalanced instrument cable. If you are using a balanced or a stereo cable, it will not turn the pickup on correctly.