Hey all. I have yet to work on pup's on any of my basses/friend's guitars. So I'm kinda in the dark, electronically. What I am wanting to do is buildup a bass w/ J pup in the neck, and a MM for the bridge. Now I know I can physically mount the suckers. But when It comes to an active preamp...sorta lost. Just wanted to know what manufacturers I should check out. I'm tryin to stick with a reasonable budget. I don't wanna have to sell the thing as soon as I get it done. So let's try to stay in a $300 range when it comes to suggestions. I'd say a 9v system because of cost, but some suggestions on 18v systems would be cool too. It'll be a gradual buildup, so I may have the $$$ by then. (gotta play some more gigs...oh damn ) Plus I was really wanting to know if there is a manufacturer that makes a pup/preamp package as I described? I'm not picky about brands, I just wanna know what's worked for people on this forum.