Hello fellow bassists. Do any of you folks own an older American Deluxe Jazz Bass> I have a 97 model year and i feel the output is rather weak, even with new duracell 9 volt I have to vave the volume on the bass all the way up. I have the Suhr Electronics in mind. I used it at a gig again recently and find that it just does not fill the room and support the band like my American Precision does. I have to turn the amp quite a bit farther up it seems to get the same volume as my Passive American Precision. Does anyone else feel this way about their American Deluxe Jazzes? Please tell me what you think about yours if you have the old Suhr Preamp and Pickups in yours. Comments are also welcome to how the newer models with the samarium cobalt puickups compare to the older Suhr models.