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American Deluxe stock PUPs

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

  1. 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.

  2. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    The OEM pickups are passive, probably SCN noiseless, designed by Bill Lawrence. Nice pickups.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009

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