Ok, finally had my Fender Vintage Noiseless J pups replaced with Model J set the other day on this bass: I liked the Fender pups, but they weren't really working for me for this bass (I previously had OLD Dimarzios on it, but they were really noisy, so I switched to the Fenders). I had old strings on it & didn't have time during the week to really give the new pups a proper test drive. Well, while my wife was out working & our daughter was occupied this morning, I changed my strings & plugged into my rig at normal volume, and.......WOW!!!!!!! I was digging the new pups so much I couldn't put the bass down. Then I realized, I'm supposed to be watching my daughter & take her out to do something (and I haven't even showered yet). Oh well, gotta put the bass down & get on with my day. Can't wait for band rehearsal on Wednesday!!!!!!!