When the Squier 5-string P-Bass first arrived on the scene, there were a lot of comments about how good the bass was except for the pups. They were supposedly 4-string pups which created some serious problems picking up the "B", and to some extent, the "G" strings. I read a number of threads about taking off the cover and gluing in some washers which would fix the problem. Then I read that on later models, it seemed that Fender sealed the pup covers so that you couldn't take them off without damaging the pup. I have several questions concerning this bass: 1. Is Fender still using a 4-string pup on these basses or have they finally gone to a 5-string? 2. Are there any reasonably priced replacements for these pups, regardless as to whether or not Fender has fixed the original problem? 3. I read on an older post here, or it was alluded to, that the EMG's would fit without any mods. Were these the EMG Selects like the ones that StewMac sells, or another model? Has anyone actually tried these pups, if so, what do you think of them? 4. In that same post, another member said that he had used Bart's with a minor amount of mod work. What Bart's, and how did they help the sound? Thanks for any help anyone might have. I just bought one of these instruments; haven't received it yet. I'm just planning on a pup change as I've never found a Squier bass that I liked the pups on. Found some very good Squier basses, but the pups plainly were not up to the level of the bass.