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Fender American Deluxe Jazz Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rickyneg, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. rickyneg


    Jan 18, 2014
    I just bought the Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass with Active and Passive electronics and I am noticing that in passive mode, there doesn`t seem to be much difference in tone, no matter what I do. There is a diff in Active mode. How can I check if there is a problem.
  2. fruitlabor

    fruitlabor Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Passive mod usual won't allow you to do much other than blend unless you have the model with the passive/active switch.
  3. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing.

    Dec 10, 2013
    Denver, Colorado
    Designer - Big Machine Electronics
    We need more info about your instrument. What year?

    Current production MIA Jazz Deluxe come with the new preamp and an active/passive toggle. This is a six pot setup with separate passive tone and active 3 band eq in this layout:

    [ volume ]
    [ blend ]
    [ active treb ] / [ active bass ]
    (active/passive toggle)
    [ active mid ] / [ passive tone ]

    The only tone control that will affect your tone in passive mode is the passive tone pot. Are you saying that the passive tone pot has no effect on your tone when in passive mode?