Hi, I'm a guitar player and this is going to be my first bass guitar, so I'm definitely not used to the nuances regarding tonal differences between woods and hardware at all in this department. I'm going to buy an used MIJ Geddy Lee Fender Jazz Bass, but my options are narrowed because I don't live in the US, Japan or Europe, where I suppose this model to be widely available. There is only one for sale in my town, but its owner has replaced the original pickups with the N3 Noiseless Jazz Bass pickups. He claims they are better pickups, and is asking a little bit more than the best price I've found by far (around US$130 more). I don't mind paying for the difference (so that I wouldn't have to take a long trip or have the bass shipped), but I'd do so only if those pickups are at least as good as the original pickups when it comes to tone. Thanks in advance.