Kurt - I'm pretty sure they were just using the regular American Series pickups at that time. As a matter of fact I believe the new B-benders are still really "American Series" spec - they were never converted to the revised American Standard specs in 2008.
Thanks, how are those pickups? Are they really bright? I found a lot of fender stock pickups tend to be bright and almost brittle. I'd hate to buy the guitar and have to stick a bunch into it right away.
Thanks for the help,