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Strange pickup position on active jazz basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Venomouscontrol, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Venomouscontrol


    Sep 22, 2012
    Why is the bridge pickup on those custom shop active basses so close to the pickguard? Is it shortscale? or is the neck longer or something? 1FullFront. fender-custom-shop-custom-classic-jazz-bass-43078. 2010 FENDER CC JAZZ BASS-1. -79433205902337240.
  2. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    its a 21 fret neck as opposed to 20, so it looks a little off from the standard.
  3. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    OR, it could just be because it has 60s pup spacing, like the bass with the white guard here:

  4. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    Neck is a little longer on the Custom Classics (21 frets). Also, notice how far the bridge sits away from the edge of the body.

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