My wife gave me this 5 string fretted handcrafted Rikkers bodyline bass as a birthday present. Yip I'm a lucky man. This one is quite nice: I'm amaized by the sustain and the harmonics. Kent Armstrong pickups, toggles parallel-single coil-humbucker. Active-passive. But I think the neck is too wide. First I'll try to get a grip on it and then decide to leave it or to make it smaller. I've been told a wide neck gives more rich tone. Perhaps I can get used to the distance between the strings. Now suddenly I need to know everything about the different kind of pick-ups and electronics to make the right choice. I got EMG's. I like their clarity but I can't get the warm sound out of them that I like so much. Another sound I like is the wooden sound of Warwick. But the MEC pick-ups (got this one too) don't give enough on the low and the high end. The bass on the picture has Kent Armstrong's. They sound nice: Give some warmth and they keep clarity. But I never played any Seymour Duncan or Bartolini or Duncan's or Di Marzio's or Sadowsky or what else is there on the huge market? I only go for the best and I wanna be able to get the whole range from metal to Stanley Clarke-funk to Jaco-jazz (as far as possible with a fretted instrument) to old-fashioned rock and jazz and we also do some classical stuff as well. I understand that Aquilar makes pretty good electronics, which is nowadays the standard for Rikkers bodyline basses. I allready worked my way through the PICK-UP FAQ above. Which is some help. But I can do with some more info. Not that I'm curious, but I'm the kind a guy that wants to know everything. Who is familiar with a combination of pu's and pre-amp which can do it all? Are these Kent Armstrongs together with the Aguilar OBP3 fit for all jobs? Or can I better go for something different?