Question #1: Is this bass a euro? It looks like a three piece with two large wings joined to one narrow strip that runs down the middle of the whole bass. It does not have any name on it, anywhere. It does not have "made in CZ" stamped anywhere either. The tuners say made in Germany. Did Spector ever make a knockoff of a euro, or is this definitely a euro if it is shaped like one? Question #2: The original pickups and tone pump were removed and replaced with EMGs. These EMGs have the EC/JJ stickers that indicate they are from around 2000 but otherwise have no other identifying marks. Am I correct that around that time EMG did not have a cheap pickup set such that these are definitely pretty good pickups? The pots are the EMG 25KA and they are currently wired volume, volume, passive tone. I am told they could be wired with a separate tone knob for each pickup (the fourth knob/pot is currently not being used at all). Question #3: Am I correct that many people didn't like the tone pump and replaced the stock pickup/pre with EMGs? Would I be missing something or missing a lot by not have the stock pickup and pre? Is the classic Spector pickup sound the reason to get one of these, or do people like them better with EMGs? I play all styles but don't own a bass with EMGs and would currently need to use a Lakland 4402 (with the original, mellower pre) for the kind of hard rock I'd expect to use the Spector for. Thanks to everyone for any information or advice they have to offer.