Hi there, I've been GASing for a warwick for almost 2 years now. But being a student, an already having to basses, I figured it would be unnecessary to buy a third bass. My teacher then told me about a luthier nearby and after many e-mails with MEC (very good customer service, they didn't tell me to use their Preamp, but helped me find a way to keep my EMG pre) I was certain about the pickups I was going to use. After reading all the positive reviews on the SS of Warwick I decided to swap my EMG HZs on my Esp/Ltd F-255 for two MEC MM style humbuckers with serial, parallel and singlecoil switch for each of 'em while keeping the active Emg 3 band eq. The result is simply amazing. I can get almost ANY tone I want, including those growly bass and mids Warwicks are so famous for! Just wanted to share with you all.