Hyperactive Pickups

Last updated on 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Hi all!
I own two Status basses, one is a 4-string Series 1 with bolt-on wooden neck and the other one is a 5-string Eclipe also with bolt-on wooden neck. The pickups on the series 1 have "hyperactive" printed thereon, while the pickups on the Eclipse say "Status", only.
I love the sound of the 4-string and bought the Eclipse expecting it to sound similar to the Series 1. However, having same strings and pickup height, the sound of the Series 1 is much crisper than the Eclipse.
Do you have an idea if the difference in sound is due to the larger mass of the 5-string neck or are the pickups different? I was hoping that the pickups / electronics are the same in both basses...
Any comments are appreciated.
Greetings from Germany!
Posted 3 years ago
Hi Markus!
I have wondered the same. I had an early Stealth that was wood-cored, and had no truss rod. Probably a late 90's model. It too had pickups marked hyperactive, I believe. They sounded really good-- powerful and clear.
If I get an answer I'll post it here in reply. Sorry I do not know at this point.
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