Question regarding replacement pickups and SBMM Ray35
I was considering getting the Sterling SUB Ray35, and being a fan of EMGs, was also considering replacing the stock pickup with an EMG MM5TW and possibly throw in an EMG preamp.
BUT, I noticed that the Ray35 pickup isn't like the standard MM 5 -string pickup... it looks like a 4-string MM pickup that was converted for a 5-string, instead of the soapbar shape that regular 5-string MM pickups have.
So, my question is: has anyone ever tried to mess around with pickups on their SBMM (SUB or standard) Ray35? Will I need to mod the pickguard (or possibly get a new one) or bass? Am I stuck with the stock pickup?
I know that I shouldn't be considering changing pickups this early, but I'm wondering in case it needs to be done.