hey all TBers, i dont know if the answer to this question is obvious or not..., but can you replace one pickup on a two pickup bass? (or more specifically get a music shop to do it) details...: i have an ESP ltd b-205 (5 string) with two passive EMG 40 HZ (apparantly they are not the real deal..) and am wondering if only the pickup closer to the neck/frets could be exchanged for a warmer, thicker sounding pickup. i have read some advice here and it seem bartolinis make a humbucker that has a warmer, punchier tone. i am HOPING that this will achieve the ability, by use of the blend knob, to switch between the harsh, tinny, lacking in charachter EMG bridge pickup, and the warm, phat, lushious bart pickup at the neck! (more info if you'd like to know): the bass has 5 knobs (pots?) vol, blend, bass, mid, treble. And the electronics are active. i have nickel coated rounds on atm, and have tried some other strings, but to no avail. i am happy to change the electronics if that is the only way to do it or if you guys think that this is where the problem lies. the harsh, thin, unnattractive, twangy, boring tone i currently have is not due to playing with a pick either because i dont play with one. and its not the amp either! i've played it though several decent amps sorry for all that!!