I've been contemplating a Warmoth Gecko 5 build... And another thread I started kind of finalized my decision, and now I really want one So I'm going through all my options, and as this would be my first "custom" build I've been doing lots of research. Any way, this is my first real encounter with the question of pick up choice. This would be my second bass, and I got my first with the only $200 I had at the time (very low end Ibanez) I have to say I have a slight bias toward EMG because I love Spectors and their sound. I've never really played too many Jazz style basses (pup wise); I've always migrated to soapbar style pups. But, I also have yet to hear a Jazz bass that I dislike sound wise. And I would like to expand my knowledge on pickups. Other then size/looks what are some pros/cons, differences of each? If any of this matters, I'm wanting my pickups to be passive and I'll get an on board pre (thinking Aguilar OBP3). It's going to be 5 string. Thank fellow TBers for your wisdom!