the pickups in my washburn B-2 concked out on me. Not having to to fool around with them, I simply replaced them with my long dormant Bartolini 8s. (whatever it's called) It sounds pretty good (nearly on par with the stock washburn pickups that i love) But the g string is more-or-less unplayable with the pickup... it's that harsh and high-pitched. Sounds like crap. Utter ****. I don't understand what the fuss about Crapalini is anyway.