I have a Dean Edge Q-5 bass which plays quite well just a lil tight on the string spacing but i hate the way it sounds. It has a pair of imitation EMG's (their EMG-HZ series) and a replcement preamp from dean in it. I got the bass from Musicians Friend clearence outlet here in K.C. for $250 which was a great price for a bass of this calliber. I have thought of selling it but since it has quite a few dents in it i didn't think i would be worth it plus it's my first bass. So i am looking in to replacing the pickups and the preamp on it in favor of a better sound. I really like the sound of P or J style pickups but the pickup routing is way to big for something like that. So what kind of pickup could i put in there that would give me that P/J style sound or close to it while still fitting that size routing? Both the pickups are 4in long and sligtly under 1 1/2in wide (or 10 cm long and 3.7 Wide). Any way i would like to stay away from getting any more EMG's. I am thinking somthing like Basslines or Barts but i am open to others. Thanks!