There is a guy at Subway Guitars in Berkeley, CA who makes SICK customized basses and guitars. He uses a lot Alembic pickups with Bartolini preamps. So, if he can use a Bartolini preamp to power Alembic pickups, then can I use Alembic pickups in my Peavey Cirrus ? If so, then consider it done because I've used a Peavey Cirrus preamp and pickups in a Kawai FIIB. The result was a very Alembic sounding Kawai that erased any faint memory of the cool looking, but fairly useless stock electronics and pickups. I think the Cirrus preamp is very transparent and doesn't color the sound. In the Kawai it only amplified the wood and my fingers. It was CRYSTAL CLEAR. I have a video demo of it on youtube. Just type in Kawai FIIB Peavey Cirrus. I already had Mica and the team mod my 1999 wenge Cirrus with all Alembic electronics, and I sold it to a lucky TB'er a while back. So, again, can I use a Peavey Cirrus preamp to control Alembic pickups, in other words can I swap out Alembic AXY pups into my Cirrus ? Thanks for your wisdom !!