Hey ya'll Went shopping around for some replacement electronics for my Carvin BB70F (Preamp SUCKS/Broken. P/U's Lacking). So wanted 3 band, 5 knob setup to approximate the carvin setup. Bart HR5.2 fits that bill perfectly. Also wanted some P/U's to go w/ it. So go w/ some barts as well. Total sense made. Soooo...called some other places...shipping would take 1-2 weeks. Cause I knew that Gard and the other Thugs were prolly my best choice. Welp, Grasshopper knew that the 9W4's that were suggested were actually no longer in production. Plus knew that the carvin knobs wouldn't work...and would need some new knobs. How cool is that? The whole deal came in for about what I thought it would...plus the fact that the people selling it knew what they were doing. Best part? 2-3 days shipping....bingo. You got my business Gard...no doubt. Plus ya knew about the bikes and cats....super cool. Okay...so now...anyone have 9J1's and/or a HR 5.2 preamp? Just wanna know what to expect, but I'd say it's a sure thing that it'll sound mucho better than the carvin poo. BTW, I was also looking into the Steve Bailey fundamental fretless system (I get a smokin deal on Basslines stuff here in town)...but the S-D people couldn't configure the preamp to have 5 knobs...when I know they have a harness that should be able to. Oh well...bye bye on that sale ya'll.