Originally Posted by walterw
i'd have recommended keeping that huge, primitive preamp out of there and looking for different pickups!
the stock units were very low output, as they were designed for the boost the stock pre offered.
at the very least, throwing in a typical modern pre instead, with it's far greater fidelity and far smaller size might have been the way to go.
I looked around for replacement pickups but couldn't find any that we're the right size. Even guitar size humbuckers were slightly off. Would have had to order a custom pg to go that route.
Also didn't want to spend money on a new preamp while I had the original one just sitting there. Not really sure why smaller size makes any difference when I already have the worlds largest control cavity to play with.
In the future I may play around with some other preamp models (ACG and Aguilar stand out), but for now I'm happy again.