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Dimarzio ultra jazz

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by shatner, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. shatner


    Sep 22, 2004
    Isle Of Wight, UK
    I know this might sound like a silly question.
    I have a Marcus Fender Jazz and am contemplating buying some Dimarzio Ultra Jazz pickups. I've hear a lot about them but one small thing bothers me. Are they active or passive? If active, will I be able to use the passive/active switch on the Marcus with them?
    I am not too bothered about retaining vintage jazz sound but am more bothered about hum cancelling since I gig 5-6 hours per day under heavy stage lighting. Are these the pickups for me? I would like active's if poss. The pickups in the Marcus do have a nice sound but I would trade it for less single coil hum. BTW, I do already know about extra shielding.

  2. RoyQBiv


    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    They're passive. I'm not familiar with the setup on the Marcus Miller Jazz, but keep in mind that it's possible that the stock pickups are passive and the passive/active switch is just for the pre-amp. I'm sure someone here will be able to confirm or deny that. If that's the case, then the Ultra Jazzes will work just find.

    BTW, they sound like the fist of God. :bassist: