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2012 American Standard Fender Pups

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Musicman20, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Hi all

    Can anyone comment on the latest custom shop pups in the new AS Fenders?

    How do they compare to the 08-11?

    I know the pole pieces are no longer flush.

  2. Wally Malone

    Wally Malone

    Mar 9, 2001
    Boulder Creek, CA
    AFM International Representative Endorsing Artist: Accugroove Cabinets & MJC Ironworks Strings
    I have a 2012 American Standard Jazz with the Fender Custom Shop pickups and it sounds great but can not compare them with those of 08-11 since I haven't played one. This is my first Fender in over 25 years.

  3. I have 2008-2011 American Standards, and have played a couple of the 2012 American Standards in shops. The CS pickups seem a bit "hotter" than the ones in the 2008-2011 model. I personally didn't like them better, but YMMV.

  4. Thanks....I probably need to try them, if I can!