Hello everyone, I know very little about how this stuff works, so please be gentle... I have a Fernandes Gravity 5 Deluxe which I bought second hand, and I've had nothing but trouble with the internals of it lately. My first issue was that, with a brand new battery, the pickups suddenly decided that after about 2 hours of playing they were out of juice. Then suddenly there was an overpowering distorted hiss over the top of the signal coming from my guitar. I had it looked at and the guy redid all the basic wiring, so the hiss went away. But that still left me with a guitar that had, apparently at most, about an hour worth of working pickups before dying again. I have been told that replacing the actual circuitry will probably cost way more than it's actually worth. So what I'm thinking now, the EMG-J pickups are apparently also available in a passive model. Is there a chance that by swapping the active for passive pickups I will be able to negate the issues I've been having?