I'm a bit in debate. I want to buy a better bass then my current Aria. Seems to me, it isn't hard to imagine eh? I think the MM plays and sounds great and offers a lot, considering its price. I have replacement pickups in my Aria, the Music Man (toggle-switch for parallel/series/single coil operation) and J-vintage of Bartolini. I really like the specifications of the Marcus Miller bass (Bart preamp, nice pickups, BadAss Bridge..etc..) but I was thinking, that perhaps I could swap the pickups -I can't imagine it's going to cost a lot- and then having the perfect bass for me instead. All sounds included! Perhaps anyone has something to say about this... simply a do or a don't, and why? Thanks!