So, there was a Deluxe Active Precision Special, Blizzard Pearl, Rosewood board, hanging on the wall with a Clearance tag showing a pretty substantial discount. I asked a guy to get it down so that I could check it out. First, I noticed that the action was really high. I plugged in and started playing with the pickup blend centered and eq flat - sounded pretty good. Then I tried each pickup solo and noticed that the J pickup sounded twice as loud and twice as bassy as the P. I don't know if there's something wrong with the P pickup, or the preamp, or if it just needs a new battery, but I can't imagine why that would affect the output of one pickup and not the other. Then, I noticed that the model listed on the clearance tag was a Deluxe Active Jazz in Vintage White! I was sure GC would be grateful to know all this stuff so, I filled the guy in. The only issue he really addressed was the action, and all he said was "We have a guy who'll set it up when you buy it." After I told him about the other stuff, he just said "So, this isn't the one?" I said "I guess not." and he hung it back on the wall while I was leaving. So, we all know that the art of customer service is gasping for breath - just like common sense and common courtesy - but what would cause a difference in output between two pickups? Could it just be the battery? I'm still interested in this bass, but I'd like to have an idea of what might be goin' on. I might go back later with my tools and a 9V battery in my pocket and check it out again.