I recently picked up a great Warwick Fortress 5 ( I think it's a 97). I got it to go with a fortress 5 fretless I have and use as my main axe....I like the sound of my fretless 5 Fortress with the stock MEC pickups well enough, but I tend to pull on the pot to keep them in passive mode, bypassing the onboard electronics(I like the sound of the bass without enhancement). Anyway, the newest addition is a wonderful bass, has the wenge neck(so awesome), the brass adjust-anut......very nice player. However, it has an EMG pickup set and pre.......It is actually nice for controlling, as it has a sweepable mid knob and High, Low, Mid boost..... I've had several warwicks and I can tell this bass is a great one but the electronics are way too bright.....I turn the highs down all the way on the bass and my amp too....even turned the tweeter off.....just to bright or...well I can't seem to get a good sound.....I am pretty sure from what I have read about the EMG setup that I need somthing different..... I was looking at barts...and have seen some ideas for pre's to go with.....I think the combination of woods on the bass make for a need for somthing more organic sounding, though I really like the independent mid freq. control........ ideas?