BEFORE you tell me to go and do a search on EMGs and fretless basses, I DID, and nothing particularly helpful came up, otherwise I wouldn't start this thread. I have a MIM Fedner Fretless Jazz, and until I got the moolah to get the bass I really want, I'm upgrading a few things on the jazz. First, the bridge went, and now the pickups. There's a little play on the E tuning key so I might put in a Hipshot detuner... ANYWAY back to my question, I want more clarity on my bass; it's kinda muddy, without a lot of output (and, of, course, it hums like a mother). That may also have to do with my amp, but that's a debate for another time. I would really like to have more high end, to articulate my fretlessness better, and apparantly that's what EMGs are good at. I'm not really interested in getting a "vintage" sound, so I'm figuring the modern-sounding active EMGs are what I'm looking for. My other choices would be the DiMarzio dp129 Ultra Jazz pickups, or Aero. Oh, and i've read BP's J pickup shoot-out before, so you don't need to refer me to that, either.