Ok, my fine crew of TB experts, how do you know if you need pickups or a preamp to achieve your desires??? My case is this I have a Warwick Streamer Fretless 5 that I love the look and feel of, but the sound is lacking to me. I really can't quite put my finger on it, but it just lacks its thin, not very articulate in expressing the mwah in the lower register, I guess it is not a defined sound. The notes seem to loose there fretless appeal in the lower E and B. Now here is the question, is this a job for new pups or should I just go active with a new preamp??? I just want a defined, even, articulate sound all over the board.