I like the way my 6-string Carvin fretless plays, but I feel it's not all it can be in terms of tone. Since everyone says they use good materials (and I have no reason to doubt it... heck, I even think the Wilkinson bridge is OK ), the pickups & electronics surely must be the weak link. In it now is the old H50 humbuckers (I think) and a truly god-awful two-band EQ (which I always set flat because of it's horrible tone). I want to do something about that. I know Bartolini make 6-string pickups in Jazz shape, which supposedly would do good on a fretless. (Do I have any other non-custom options here, BTW?) So I was thinking the other day... Since I only use the bridge pickup, I thought that replacing that alone would be enough, and simply disconnect the neck pup. Also, instead of buying a multi-$ preamp which I wouldn't have much use for anyway, I thought that I in one way or another could wire the pickup straight to the output jack. Would such an operation be as straight-forward as I think it is or is it anything that I'm missing?