I've been planning a gutting of my Schecter Studio 5 for some time. Love how it plays... hated the sound. I'd gone back and forth for months between Basslines, Bartolini's etc to replace it's stock EMG 40hz's. After talking with Brian Barret at LowEnd Bass here in Tennessee and explaining what I wanted he recommended Kent Armstrongs. They make pickups for the lowend jazz bass and he found out that Kent was able to custom make 2 for me that would fit the EMG 40hz route. So here's what we ended up doing: 2 Kent Armstrong pickups to replace my EMG 40hz's Aguilar OBP-3 Wired V/V/B/M/T Each Volume has push/pull for Series/Parallel Active/Passive Switch SIT Power Steel strings on it End result... Very transparent sounding, but adaptive and a beautiful array of sound options. Now I feel the mahogony neckthrough finally really speaks and has found it's full unique voice.