I recently built my first bass, using Stewart McDonald neck, tuners, bridge, Golden Age P bass pickups, wiring etc. The body I carved myself from instrument grade curly European ash. I used StewMac components, since I wasn't sure if I could build a decent bass, and didn't want to waste money on high end components if it turned out to be a dog. The bass turned out well, and various bass players (a lot better than me) have complimented me on it. So, to my question....I'm thinking of upgrading the pickups, and I'm leaning towards EMG PHZ or possibly Fender Original 1962 P Bass pickups. Does anybody have any experience of the Stewmac versus EMG, Fender or any other pickups? Any suggestions on any other brands? I play this bass and a Ned Steinberger electric upright in an acoustic band typically in small venues through a Phil Jones Flightcase amp.