I can only immagine that some people are going to say to get the Barts because they just don't like fender, and I'll try and nip that in the bud. If I shouldn't get Fenders, please tell me a good reason why not Anyway, I'm throwing a J-retro into my MIM Jazz, and I am going to put new pickups into it. Should I go with MIA (out of a '98) Fender Jazz pickups, the newer Fenders Noiseless pickups, or a pair of Bartolini's? I'm looking for something thats vertatile, but I mostly like playing melodic stuff. I guess my only qualm with getting the noiseless (and I don't like hum one bit either so I'd prefer something that is really quiet even when both are not maxed, is this possible) is that I don't want sterile. I guess a warm vintage fender sound.. Am I asking too much? Is any of this even possible? I guess I'm looking in the $100 range for a pair.. that seems to be reasonable for the things I've looked at. What should I be looking for?