Bill Lwarence & Company finally sent a email after 4 phone messages and 2 emails to say thay'd let me know when I could buy pickups (no planned date or price info) and: Since I like the sound of the Fender L.S. that came with my bass (although they have ridiciously low output), I thought I'd try another set. Lace shows that they make them although NONE of their dealers show that they stock them (only guitar and alumalite P pups). Thought it would be cool to have an offbeat pup (assuming decent tone). Should I continue to beat this dead horse? Unbelievable that none of the normal internet suppliers carry either brand; understand why Fralins, Nordy's, Dimarzio and other passive pups are so popular; they have very good distribuiton by a number of sellers.