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SD ProActive vs. SD Lighnin' Rods

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by joon, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. joon


    Mar 16, 2002
    Manila, Philippines
    Does anyone know what the difference between the Seymour duncan ProActive and Lighnin' Rods? I'm looking for a P-J set active pickup and was wondering which one of them I should get.

    The exact models are:

    Seymour Duncan APJ-1 ProActive
    Seymour Duncan APJ-2 Lightnin' Rods

  2. jwymore


    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    The Lightnin Rods are designed for a more vintage tone and have exposed pole pieces for a traditional look.

    The Pro-Actives are more modern sounding (scooped EQ) and do not have the exposed pole pieces.

    IMHO the Pro-Actives are much like any other active you will find on the market today while the Lightnin Rods are a more unique sounding and looking active option. Both models come with pots, jack and wiring included.

    John @ Black Rose Customs
  3. joon


    Mar 16, 2002
    Manila, Philippines
    Hey thanks for the reply. That's actually the most informative info I've gotten so far about these pickups. I have a question, though: what do you mean by scooped EQ?


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