Hey Everyone, These forums are great. I can search and usually find what I am looking for....However, sometimes I can't find the same thing twice. Here is my case: Somewhere I thought I read that the routs on an Essex Jazz Bass will not accept a standard sized Jazz pickup replacement. Also, I understand that Fenders use unequal length pickups. This is new territory for me. Can anyone who owns an Essex Jazz respond and clear this up for me and whether replacement pickups will be hard to find and without any routing to be done? Will the Essex take any standard replacement/upgrade pickup (EMG, Bartolini, Seymor Duncans, Fender, etc.)? Are the pickups on the Essex bass also unequal in length like the fenders and are the routs unequal? Thank you. I appreciate your efforts.