Okay, I have been rersearching on this bass for ahwile, and I have come to the conclusion that the pups suck, and only the pups suck. (Despite the one I played at a local shop, phenominal sound!) So, I also read that this bass has "irregular" pickups in it. IE that they are too long for conventional replacement jazz pups. If this is true, has anyone out there found a set to replace them? I'm thinking along the lines of EMG. Thanks, any feedback is greatly appreciated, Ryan.