Okay now that I got your attention...Im building my second custom bass. My first was a disaster. I mean yeah 2600 dollars poorer I had something nice but I just didnt like it...typical anal bassist. So that one whent to a friend of mine who was more than obliged to take it off my hands for a steal at 2300. But now, 1 year older, and wiser (i hope) Im going for round 2. Ive chosen a mahogany body, a rock maple neck with an ebony fingerboard. All fairly standard. Heres the "gotcha"...Im running a bartoloni MME 3 coil music man style pickup with a standart bartoloni jazz up top. (nice huh, wish i could get sum lane poor's though.) Originally I wanted to have 2 pre-amps onboard with a switch to throw in between the 2. When i realized that 36V in a bass plus 18 for the active pups is gonna require 6 batteries, my wallet cringed and i moved on. SOOO at last, heres my question...Demeter or Aguilar? I need a 3 band-er at least with push/pull (on/off) and a mid-selector. What will be the best sounding/highest quality. If you can think of some better companies, please let me know. Also, the bartolonis arent bad....but is there a company out there who makes like boutique quality PUP's? (similar to Alembic or Lane Poor) Im sure there are but i dont know em. Thanks! PS: I like the independent bridge systems (where each string has its own bridge) But where can i find ones similar to the ones on Ibanez basses where they're set into the wood? Maybe sting thru? also, if anyone thinks any of these ideas are overkill or dumb, lemme kno!