The pickups on my ovation b778 bass have needed replacement twice in the year (or so) that I have owned it. My local luthier has amazing ability, but I think that this particular type of pickup is outside of his range of expertise. Can anyone advise me of an alternate to the stock (Tru-balance) pickups that could be easily integrated into the current system? Of course, all out-of-the-box advice is welcome as well. The specs and image are below. Thanks for your help. [From Ovation Web Site]: http://www.ovationguitars.com/?fa=detail2&mid=55# Pickup: Tru-Balance PreAmp: OP40 - The new OP40 system leaves other systems back in the 20th century. The eq has a Mid-Shift switch that moves the center frequency of the mid band between 400Hz and 900Hz. It also features a Pre-Shape circuit for that extra "cut" you need in live band situations. The ultra-steep notch filter can zap feedback one note at a time. All this control lets you zero in on your perfect personal tone.