Fender Active Jazz Deluxe Pickguard too small for Fender pickups !?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by WackyIraqi, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. WackyIraqi


    Sep 25, 2019
    Good day everyone ..

    I was hoping you guys can help me with this.

    So I bought a 2003 MIM Active Jazz Deluxe and replaced ... everything.

    The pickups I got for it are the noiseless Fender Jazz pickups (Gen 4) and they are actually slightly larger than the original pickups (maybe 1 - 2mm each side)

    The pickguard barely fits now ( I dremelled my way to victory and it looks okay)

    Is there a different pickguard i need to be looking at ? Am I missing something here ?

    Any help is welcome


  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    You're missing a pickguard that fits the new pups. I don't see them on Fender's site either.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
  3. WackyIraqi


    Sep 25, 2019
    That’s what I thought

    the funny thing is mine is a 2003 which did not come with Noiseless pickups the next year did so I compared the Pre upgrade and post upgrade diagrams and they all say the same part for the pick guard.

    I might check the pick guard part for the elite series as he new noiseless gen4 seem to come standard on those.

    I did dremel it good hahaha