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Older amreican deluxe jazz pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by B String, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Whats the general concensus on the single pole, Suhr
    pickups and preamp in the earlier Fender mia deluxe jazz
    basses? I'm seeing a number for sale at good deals, but its
    not a good deal if the pickups aren't as good as the newer
    pickups and preamp.
  2. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I have the Suhr stuff in one of my dlx's and here's what I think, The Suhr equiped basses sound better than the first basses with the "noiseless" pups which started in 1999. In the early 2000's I believe the pre-amp was changed to the 18v pre-amp and it made all the difference in the world, I didn't like the newer dlx with "noiseless pups" until I heard the 18v version. I have a Victor Bailey that's off the heezy fa-sheezy for real! Just when I thought Fender had done us right with that pre-amp combo they came out with the samarium cobalt noiseless pups that took it all to a new level!!!!
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :)