Question of curiosity for everyone. Seems like most people have to try out a number of pickup/preamp/amp combinations before finding the one that works best for their set-up and the sound they want. As a beginning DBist I'm still more concerned with whether or not I'm producing a sound even worth amplifying, buuut, I do know that I am going to need to replace the bridge on my bass in the coming future, and since some pickups are installed in the bridge or adjusters, I figure now would be as good a time as any to get some info and consider making the investment. So my question is this Talkbass community, given the experience you have had yourselves, if you had to start all over again, with a foreign bass, an undetermined amp set up, and knew you would likely be stuck with the same pickup for a while whether you like it or not, which pickup would you go with? Basically I'm wondering not what the ideal set-up might possibly be for my instrument/amp set-up, but rather which pickup might have the highest probability of "working out", because whatever I buy I will probably have for a while. Right now I think my best shot would be something like the K&K Bass Master Pro. Expensive, but part of that price is the preamp, which I will need anyways as my amp doesn't have the proper impedance. Such a set up would give me a wide palette of sounds to be able to mess with, which serves dual duty, both for increasing the possibility that it would work out with my instrument given that I have two pickups to choose from. That wider range of sounds would also allow me to figure out what it is I even want out of my amplified sound as well though. I've read a number of stories on here where people have bought a pickup and then found it completely unusable with their bass/set up, and I really would like to avoid that. So if you had to take the plunge only once, what would be your pickup of choice to take the risk with?