i am selling my emg's....because i like the sound of passive pickups better....i dont do much slapping or anything..just full up finger pickin'. these things kick the doors off of any other active pickups i've heard. especially for those slappers out there...and the batteries last forever in these things. NO REASONABLE OFFER DENIED. e-mail me at Sanchez101@aol.com.......dont be afraid....just make an offer!