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Which to choose?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by joel406, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. joel406


    Dec 27, 2013
    I have a MIM Fender deluxe jazz. It has the Fender active electronics and noiseless pickups.

    I'm switching it to passive and need to decided whether to use the Fender CS pickups or Fralin's.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    If you think there are better choices please chime in.

  2. RodBR


    Mar 1, 2012
    Fralin, just my sound, but CS are killer too.
  3. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic

    Mar 20, 2011
    Spokane, Washington
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    I prefer my pickups to be totally silent from unwanted noise, so I'd go with a dual in-line split-coil. I have Fender Super 55 pickups, and I love the tone, but the dual in-line split-coils are produced by many other companies including Fralin. If I were you, that's probably what I would go for. (Yes, they cost more, but they're totally worth it.)

    Oh, and most of my basses are passive, just so you know.