Hi there, So a few years ago I bought a Warwick Streamer LX5 from around '96 (wild guess). I was really looking for a bass that mimics the sound that Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse, Blotted Science, ...), I basically wanted a really present midrange around 1,5kHz. So my choice was either a Spector Euro 5LX (which Alex Webster plays) or a Warwick Streamer LX5 and I've chosen the Warwick because of its playability and wood quality although I thought the Spector had a better sound. The Warwick has been treating me nicely except that the single coil MECs and preamp system sound a little weak and have started to act up recently, perfect opportunity to replace the whole wiring and pickup system. So I'm going to do the unthinkable to Warwick fans and 'Spectorize' this bass. So the single coils are going out and I want to replace them with EMG 40DC's and a EMG BQS System (suggestions on pu and preamp choice also welcome), but that means I will have to cut into the wood. I have a friend who's a professional woodworker but he's not really experienced when it comes to guitars or basses so we don't really have an idea about what measurements we should use when cutting. Is this a terrible idea or has anyone ever done it before? Any tips and tricks are welcome here. I'll probably post pictures when we actually start doing it.