Quote Originally Posted by David Schwab View Post
Plus people make the mistake of holding the meter probes on the pickup wires by pinching them in their fingers! Now the resistance of their body is in parallel. I get a reading of ~ 5 MEGOHM touching both probes. It will give a slightly lower reading on the pickup. I always use the little spring clip probes.
Yes, I always try to avoid that, because between my hands I can measure even 700kOhm when holding the probes firmly, with dry hands. One of my friends is so conductive it goes to tens of kOhm.