Well I've been toying around with my Taurus for a while now and just can't seem to get the type of sounds I'm looking for from the stock pickups. It actually sounds pretty good for dropped D rock songs, which is mainly what I play anyways, but it's somewhat lacking in the punchiness in other tuning. I'm thinking I might want to repalce them with some SD Hot Stack Jazz pickups. Problem: From what I've read and now seen for myself, the pickups in this bass are quite a bit wider than your standard Jazz pickups. Seeing as there's no pickguard here, it would leave gaping holes in the extra routing. I'm wondering if the stock pickups can be easily removed and the new pickups put in the wider covers? I haven't taken it apart yet since it's my primary bass right now so I wanted to see if anybody has successfully changed pickups out in these things.