I've been all over the place looking for new pickups and a preamp for my Warwick Thumb BO 5. I've finally found a matched set of EMG LJ's that I'm going to purchase. I've researched preamps and have looked at several from every possible company I could find. I even researched making my own preamp. I think I've decided to just go with EMG on the preamp. I like what the BTC system has to offer. It'll fit my bass, it has center detent pots, and its affordable. Ok so all that is fine and dandy. My question is this. The EMG pickups I'm going to buy have the plug in style wire leads on them, but the ends that would plug into the preamp have been cut. Is this an issue? I don't think it is, but I'm trying to make sure I my cross my t's and dot my lowercase j's here. I tried looking around to see if I could buy new leads for the pickups but I didn't see anywhere that offered them. I dont mind to do a little soldering if I have to. I just want to make sure the BTC will work, and figure out if I can buy new leads, or if I have to solder, where to solder to. I've been checking out the BTC over at bestbassgear.com, here's the link- http://www.bestbassgear.com/emg-btc-system.htm I've noticed they sell wiring kits with pots and stuff. They appear to include the wires I'm looking for, but I can't find just those wires by themselves. Any advice is greatly appreciated!