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It does sound to be fried but, you really don't have to replace it with the same exact model, look for an upgrade, I'm sure that manufacture and many others have one better. If it were my guitar, I would definitely think of it as upgrade time. The pickup is probably ok knowing that it can handle heat better due to its location and materials.
You can try repair it. They are pretty basic. I would look for poor solder connections, and reflowing all solder joints in it would be prudent.
The hum is likely from a gain stage with a bad solder joint on the input isolation capacitor. Also check other wires and check for bad solder connections on the pickup connections as well. It can even pick up hum through a bad shieid/ground connection in the jack on the guitar
It is possiblle that the sudden pulse from the pickup due to tapping is saturating the input of your amplifier, and that is what actually kills the signal. Try this into a different amp as a test. Once you do the test I can offer some suggestions to try.
Hello,I am a guitar tech in Nanaimo,BC,Canada and have run into this
problem before.Simply replace the Takamine output jack [where the guitar
cord goes into] 3 screws and solder,and it will work fine again.The
jack has a switching mechanism in it and when it fails it shorts the
output out.The jack is available at most Takamine dealers or Allparts http://www.allparts.com/SearchResults.asp?searching=Y&sort=7&search=jack&show=20&page=5