Hey everyone. Last time I posted here I was asking for amp advice (and ended up getting an Ampeg BA-115 at a great price, thanks to everyone who recommended it if anyone remembers that far back Now, after months of going back and forth with all the repair shops around here (they all suck) and checking the prices of replacement parts, I've come to the conclusion that I'm better off getting a new bass than replacing the preamp and pickups in my Ibanez (even if it sounded like a dream, it feels like a little toy, and the tiny neck hurts my hands anyway), and I'm thinking MIM Fender Jazz, but I'd also like to get some replacement pickups to go along with it. The problem is, I don't know what kinds I should be looking at, and I can't seem to find anywhere on the internet that carries more than a handful of pickups. I'm figuring that I'd probably be going with EMG, as they're relatively good quality and inexpensive from what I understand.. but which model? I like the EMG tone from what I've heard of it (very little), and beyond that the only other pups that come to mind are Bartolini (don't like em and too expensive), Seymour Duncan (no clue) and Lace Sensor (also no clue).. beyond that I'm pretty much in the dark. So, I guess what I'm asking for is this: 1. Where can I get an idea of what different kinds of pickups would sound like in the same bass without actually buying and installing them? I know a few places I can read reviews, but I'm wondering if there's somewhere out there with some sound clips I could check out so I can form my own opinion.. ? 2. If I was to go with EMG, what lines should I be looking at? Once again, I don't really know where to start. I like passive sounds, but not really "vintage" sounds, if that makes sense. "Clear" is good, "bright" is not so good. Growly is good. Round is bad. Geddy Lee on Moving Pictures is a good point of reference, though I'm not under any impression that I'm going to sound like that. I like Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted too (even though their tones seem kinda mutually exclusive.. laugh) Hope that helps. 3. Once #1 and #2 are taken care of, where can I actually GET the pickups, short of going to a shop and having them ordered (which I don't want to do, it seems like ALL the shops around here are shady as hell)... I've checked all the big sites, Musician's Friend, etc, and they barely have anything in the way of pickups. Where's a good place on the net to shop around? Thanks!