If I were to replace the preamp in a Tribute L2500, would the aguilar or the bartolini work better? Yes, I know the differences have been discussed in detail. Yes, I know the differences. What I am looking for is whether someone has specific experience combining G&L pickups with one of those preamps. I might be grabbing a good deal on a Natural/Maple used L2500 ($375 w/strap and bag). Some issues with the pots being noisy, so thinking of trading out the electronics.