A few months ago i have ordered custom made 5 string bass from Polish luthier Krzysztof Kania. I was looking for a WALish sound, and he proposed to put two Bartollini's MM replacement pickups in the middle and near the bridge. I haven't ever tried or had Bartollini's before, so i agreed. However, after some time with my bass i can tell for sure that bartollini pickups are not for me, and i wanted to change them for Seymour Duncan Ceramic MM. I even ordered one, but when i wanted to mount it, i realised that it is much bigger, and won't fit!
I have never suspected that MM replacement pickup ( means Bartollini ) could have other measurements than original MM pickup. (Bartolini have about 9,6 cm without ears)
I don't know what to do now, because i have beautiful 5 string bass, but i don't like the sound of it, and cannot find any other pickups that would fit. Are there any that are 9,6 cm wide without ears? I have been looking for it forever.
P.S. my bass string spacing is 16 mm.
Thanks for all help,