I have this old Yamaha BB1200s that I defretted and equipped with Bartolinis. Low output and a mite bland, but useable. Here's what the bass looks like. Or rather, looked like when it had some sadowsky pups on it: Now, the Barts have one other problem. For some reason I can't get the little sods to work together. All wiring options lead to phase probs. This is not a great problem, though, as I am reasonably happy using either the P or the J rather than a mix of the two. Do I want to spring umpteen hundred dollars on a set of EMG pups and an EMG preamp or not? I wanta active pups - I use LaBella tapewounds and love them. I want pups which will bring out the sound of the string cleanly but with a bit more bite than the barts. Any suggestions?