I own an active Lefty Cort Artisan 5 string bass. It's about 5 years old and was built before bartolini pu's and electronics became standard for the range. Currently it has the standard mighty mite pu's and unknown electronics that it was purchased with. There not much i can do with it tonally at the moment to achieve the modern sound i need to cut through the mix of the coverband i work with. Plus it just sounds thin and cheap next to other more expensive basses Can't really afford to buy the high end bass of my dreams brand new, and being a lefty in australia its virtually impossible to find a high end second hand bass. So i'm looking into getting EMG pu's along with EMG 18v active circuit with the mid-boost/cut to get as close i can to the modern sound i want for AU$600 without spending AU$5000 to get there. Is it worth it? can high end electronics make the difference, or would they just excentuate the tonal qualities i already dont like?