My bass playing friend just replaced the neck on his Reggie. We both think the body/pickups/electronics produced a great sound for our recordings. Now it has a neck that plays like butter (the original was ok but nowhere as nice). Set up by L and M South here and there is virtually no string noise. He bought an Elite Pre a few months ago, it is top quality but it doesn't produce the same tones. The pickups I would think would be medium quality in the Reggie, but do produce a great sound.