Okay, I've posted this topic in a couple other bass forums, and so far, have been met with very limited (though helpful) response. My situation is such: I purchased a 1978 Odyssey Bass, custom made by Atila Balogh, off of eBay last year. It was stripped of everything except its control knobs, EQ circuit, and brass backplate to cover it. After winning the auction, the seller managed to secure me the bridge assembly, the brass trussrod cover, and the brass nut. I recently bought and installed gold Grover Titan tuners. However, I am missing two very important things: brass pickups rings, and PICKUPS TO WITH THEM!!! The bass originally came with Bartolini Hi-A bass humbuckers. The only size pickup that will fit in the bass is a pickup that is shaped and sized exactly like a guitar humbucker. Unfortunately, very few pickup producers, if anyone, make these at all. The only ones I know anything about are EMG-HB pickups, and I don't want to put EMGs in this bass (I'm getting some for my 5-string). I've also heard of Schaller Bassbuckers (but Schaller hasn't answered any of my emails and no one carries them or knows what they sound like), those old DiMarzio humbuckers that look EXACTLY like the Schallers (are they the same pickup?), and Rio Grande Pitbulls (I have no idea what they sound like either). If I could get in contact with Bartolini (which I can't, as I have no fax machine and they don't have an email address on their website), I would probably ask them to make custom pickups. However, until that day miraculously happens, I'm stuck considering several other options which I know nothing about (and which may not even be made any more). Can anyone help me out, in regards to where I can find humbucker-sized bass pickups, how different ones sound, or maybe even if someone has some they'd sell me? I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do here . . . and it's a really nice bass which I'd like to play sometime soon . . . Thanks!