Yes, this question's been asked before. But because we can't use "44-02" or "44-94" in search and because I've only read/found accounts of two aftermarket pickups (Nordstrand and SGD) being installed in a 44-02/44-94, I'm asking in a new thread: - What have owners put in their four-string MM/J Laklands to replace either the stock Barts or Lakland/Hansons? - Are traditional MM and J pickup shapes a drop-in swap?(appears that way since one 44-94 owner runs a Nordstrand MM4.4 and an NJ4SV) - Why did you do it? What's the difference? Do they play nice with the LH3 preamp? I have a Lakland pickup-equipped 44-02 on the way (maple board) and I've owned one before (rosewood board), and I'm wanting it to have a more heavy bottom and hi-fi-sounding mid and top -- like a cross between a Spector and a Stingray. From what I've read, the Lakland/Hanson pickups won't quite get me there. I'm VERY tempted to stick EMGs in it, but I'd really like to know if anyone else has done it, and consider every option before committing to anything ... Thanks ... show me/tell me what you've done!