Bazz, your settings won't allow me to respond to your PM or e-mail you, so below is my response to your question. Bazzanderson asked, "Bassplayer...so...how much better or different sounding is your Bass V after the pickup and pre mod? Just curious...I have a 2004 version with the SCN pickups (great sounding) and 18 volt preamp but I "may" in the future go with a Bart setup." I didn't buy it new. When I bought it the BTB-01 was already installed and it had EMG pickups (that didn't fit the routes). I bought Barts that fit the routes perfectly. The Barts sound good. The EMGs sounded good too, but it bugged me that they didn't fit the routes. What are SCN pickups?