I have a Fernandes TEB-1 bass with a passive P/J setup. When I asked Fernandes what kind pickups the TEB-1 has, I was told it had "A set of our (Fernandes) own P/J pickups" which I can imagine is not the best pickups on the market. As I am not too happy with the sound of the bass, I am considering getting some other passive pickups. My quistion is how much this will improve the sound, as the bass itself is not a very good bass. (about 5000 NOK, or 500 $) Is it stopid to put pickups for 1500 NOK in bass worth 5000 NOK? At last; my teacher recomended replacing the passive pickups with active pickups (passive electronics). More expensive, and even a bigger waste of money?