I recently bought a Brice 5 string (Alder w/fm top). I'm finding this bass to be pretty weak so I'm thinking of getting new pickups next.. They're active too and fresh battery doesn't make a difference.
So I first scoured musiciansfriend, some local store sites and googling. There doesn't seem to be many options for a 5 string bassist, or am I not finding the right place yet?
What are the dimensions of the pickups? Do they match the EMG 5-string soapbars?
The EMG-HZ passive soapbars and basic EMG 2-band EQ in my Schecter C-4 Elite sound absolutely fantastic for all styles of music.
Bartolinis are a little warmer, but you can get them in a similar form factor, and Duncan Basslines makes 5-string soapbars IIRC, as well as Blackout bass pickups.
My personal vote would be for the EMG-HZs with a 2-band EQ (the bass HZs rock, surprisingly.)