HAHA Touche. Well i may just take your advise and do the preamp first. Ive read multiple people say the pickups greatly improve after the electronic upgrade. I love the bass, it is a huge step up from my squier. Haha the only thing I dont like is how harsh the "clicking" is when I do a ghost note with my right hand. But then again it may be my technique. Thanks for the warm welcomes guys!