The easiest solution is to have different tools for different applications. Having multiple basses would address that.
But knowing the sound that you want will address that. Sometimes it's harder when you have so many choices.
But Jason is correct,...
I love my basses that allow me to switch to between single and dual coil(and active/passive). An electronics guy told me that there's no 100% way to switch between single and dual coil but in my #1 and #2 Fodera, having the ability to switch makes a world a difference.