Hello nice to meet you all, I'm a guitarist venturing into bass territory, I just bought my first bass after owning nothing but guitars(8 to be specific). It seems like fun. It's a 6 string bass. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/esp-ltd-b-206sm-6-string-bass Anyway! I couldn't find any info on converting the stock pickups to 18 volt, thus why I'm wasting your precious forum space. Is it possible to do so? Or do you need EMGs? I have read somewhere that stock pickups run at 18v could possibly be a better option than brand new after market pickups. It hasn't even arrived yet but I like my tones to be crisp so im sure the stock pickups might be too muddy for the lowest B string. P.S I think dan briggs from btbam said in an interview hes still using the same bass he bought like 12 years ago. No mods until a repair man hooked em up with 18 volt mod. So I assume it's possible i just had to ask those who know. Thank you all for your time.