Hello everyone. Got this great bass for about two years. For the most part, i love it. Great action and feel, well balanced, very very well built (still perfect despite the age) and for the most part, it sounds great. The fingerboard felt too big at first, but i got used to it. Its now replaced the music man as my main bass. What i really dont like its the preamp and i want to replace it. Problem is that, after searching and reading a lot on the matter, i couldn't find anyone that was able to do it. Some did it, but ended up with volume or noise problems or both. And most people just ended up replacing the whole thing (preamp and pickups), because aparently, the pickups and the preamp in this bass are really designed as a whole and dont work well with other. Now, my question: Did anybody suceeded in replacing ONLY the preamp? and if so, how did you do it? I know i could replace the pickups too, but replacing the pickups would be a blind guess, i just don't know how some new pups are going to sound in this bass. I´ll do it if i have no other choice, but first, want to know if the preamp replacement is possible. Well, at the end, that got pretty long. Sorry. I know this bass its not that common, but any info on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.