American Deluxe stock PUPs

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MichaelSmalley, Dec 31, 2012.


  1. MichaelSmalley

    MichaelSmalley

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    East Lansing, MI
    Hey there TB-

    I have an '08 American Deluxe jazz bass and I'm wondering if the pickups are active or passive. I can't find that info and I've done a bit of searching.

    Of course it has an 18v preamp, just wondering whether the pups themselves are active.

    thanks
  2. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Lake Conroe, TX
    Hi,
    The OEM pickups are passive, probably SCN noiseless, designed by Bill Lawrence. Nice pickups.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    Feb 20, 2009
    +1

    passive pickups into an active preamp (how just about all pickups except EMG and a few bartolinis do it).

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