It's becoming more and more apparent to me the advantages of modifying my cheapo Cort with active electronics, new pickups, etc. over buying a $1300 dollar custom bass and waiting several months. So here's the deal. I want a simple active electronics system with some nice P and J pickups for slap,funk,jazz stuff. I've heard EMGs are nice and bright and great for above mentioned styles. Is ebay the way to buy pickups? Who should install them? Should I buy a electronics system with the pups even though I know little about such onboard preamps? I want answers now, or I want them eventually!!