Hi All, I've been around the block many times and have altered many basses over the years (40yrs old for reference). I just bought my 2nd Rogue 6 string bass. I liked my first one but hated the pickups and/or preamp. I love the 35" scale neck and have owned Deans/Ibanez 6 strings and think they are all made in the same factory. My current issue is, what pickups should I put in a budget bass?? I love humbucking bass pickups (can't stand the hum) and have had great results from active and passive w/ active eq basses. Let's face it, the Rogue pickups are not good! I plan to route the cavity for a standard EMG 6 string size 'bucker and want to make a good "cheap choice". Mighty Mites seem to have bad reviews, GB's???, EMG HZ's (had em and was pleased but always looking for better)? Am I looking for what doesn't exist? A good bass pickup without spending more than I paid for the bass ($130 on ebay)? Is the preamp worth keeping? I know that many will say "bite the bullet" and get good electronics, but I've been happy with many mid line systems from Dean and Ibanez in the past. I have no problem buying in stages, but just wanted some thoughts. Thanks, Neil933.