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Fender question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by csholtmeier, Mar 16, 2004.


  1. csholtmeier

    csholtmeier

    Feb 8, 2004
    omaha, ne
    Hi,
    I noticed that Chi Cheng (Deftones) plays an american deluxe p with only two knobs on it. I also seem to remember hearing somewhere that it is passive (hence, only two knobs). I dig the deluxe p but not the active tone. Here's my question, would I be better off getting a regular P and having the humbucker installed or just buying the deluxe and making it passive. Would I be able to get the "special design humbucker" from Fender or is this just a Music Man style pickup?
     
  2. Hey man,

    i've got bass guitar magazine with a chi cheng feature and its definately not a musicman humbucker, i can scan the article and pictures if you want and email em to you if you dig chi cheng :bassist:
     
  3. It's different from the Musicman pickup. I don't think Fender sells the pickup individually, so your best bet would be to get a deluxe and make it passive. I think Chi's bass is actually Custom Shop.
     
  4. csholtmeier

    csholtmeier

    Feb 8, 2004
    omaha, ne
    My local music store just got a deluxe 5 in. That thing is just incredible! The pickup is different. I think that's the way I'm gonna go.