Well I am still using the MEC's but purchased a Duncan Basslines STC-2C-BO preamp for it. It sounds ok....but during it's first rehearsal I noticed I was getting buried (and it's only 1 guitar with a loud combo...2 guitarist would have totally buried me). I had to compensate by increasing the volume.....which I didn't have to do when it was wired passive. I could change my EQ settings but would need to change them back when I change from my 4 to 5 all time.
So now I am stuck.....buy pickups (and which ones?) to get my mids back in there.....keep screwing with the eq all the time.....or wire it back the way it was (passive) and just live with it (I could try returning the preamp maybe?).
Damn you EMG! I wish you made that pickup set for a 5er!
Anyone have any opinions on this one?