I just picked this 1996 American Jazz deluxe 5 up for a great price. The color is Crimsonburst, and its a gorgeous color but it's hard to capture. At the end its dark metallic and sparkly and going lighter in the middle where you can see the ash grain. It's a really nice color. The pickups and pre-amp are both Bartolini. the pre amp has controls for volume, treble-cut, mid-cut, bass-cut, and pick-up pan. I am not to sure of the pickups yet only being told that they where "Dual Coil". I'm hoping this cures my bass gas long enough to save for an Orange AD200B.