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I want to get new pups for my Deluxe Jazz

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by moja music, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. moja music

    moja music

    Oct 27, 2005
    Is there a difference between active pups vs passive pups?

    I would like to try bartolini pups. I want a deep sound.
  2. mahrous


    Aug 13, 2005
    there are lots of differences between Active and Passive pups.

    a deep sound isnt exactly the correct term to help us suggest replacements for your bass.

    Would you like a more vintage tone? aggressive? punchy? rock/metal? etc etc.
  3. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Please, please take a look at the Pickups FAQ located at the top of this forum.
    It has links on your active/passive question, it has a gazillion reviews on J-pickups...

    Check it! -> http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=111547
  4. moja music

    moja music

    Oct 27, 2005
    Thanks for the help. I am looking for a more vintage tone.

    Also the Fender "noiseless" pups that came with my bass, have a very low output, so much so, that I have to use a DI box to get a usable signal. Is this common to all of the Fender pups? (The same is true for my strat).
  5. Kruton


    Aug 20, 2005
    Ocean Springs, MS
    My deluxe has a very nice output. But my real question is why did you get the deluxe over the standard if you didnt know about the pickups? Thats the only difference.
  6. moja music

    moja music

    Oct 27, 2005
    My first bass was a G&L L2000 it's active. It also has a very loud output, so I thought that was the difference.

    What would you suggest if I want a more vintage tone (ala Jamerson or Pino)? Active or Passive?

    (Sorry for being so novice, but I am excited about this forum as a resource to get help from musicians who know, as opposed to GC salesman.) :hyper:
  7. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Again, seriously...

    As you said, this forum is a resource, and it´s a huge one at that...

    I pointed you to the Pickups FAQ because that thread is a huge potential resource for you...

    Let me give you some examples...

    From on of the Active vs Passive threads

    P.s. there is no problem using passive pups with active electronics if you are wondering about that...

    Another Active vs. passive thread:

    Here are links to excellent and detailed J pickup reviews done by members here on Talkbass.

    Smash's J pickup reviews

    Davidmwilson's J pickup reviews

    DrDIMENTO´s J pickup reviews

    Run through these and I´m sure you´ll find something you like.
  8. Kruton


    Aug 20, 2005
    Ocean Springs, MS
    And the reason your friend's bass ha such a good output was because it's a G & L. They traditionally have excellent outputs.