Currently own a Schecter Omen Extreme LH 5 String. http://www.schecterguitars.com/Products/Bass/Omen-Extreme-5.aspx It has the stock Schecter Diamond Pickups with MasterVol/Master Blend/Active 2 band EQ This setup has crap for midrange! Have been considering buying a new amp but the one I wanted just came out of my price range due to recent events here. So I am now thinking that instead I will update my bass first. (being left handed is a curse as basses go!) I am planning on installing either a Hipshot or Full Contact Bridge and then working on the electronics. Question is....am I correct in thinking that to go passive all I have to do is change the actual electronics inside and the pickups will still work? Dont mind changing the pickups (have been considering some Bartolinis or EMG's anyways.) But if I can change the wiring first and see how the stock pickups sound in passive I might be able to save some cash. Which will buy more Bourbon! (Needed for Saturdays spent trying to get the drummer on the right song) If I have to change pups and pots wiring and all I dont mind. Just dont want to go about it wrong from the start. And whether I can simply switch the electronics alone or pickups and all. What Passive system (pot values and such, push pull etc.) will work the nicest in a bass with only 4 pots and two soap bar pickups? p.s. I understand that sound desired is subjective...Im not asking what will sound the best to me. am asking for what system will provide the most options for control/adjustment without having to drill holes and refinish my bass by the time Im done. Solder-less system preferred but not mandatory.