Bass Mods K6 questions: pickups or preamp?
I just got the new six string BassMods K6 bass from Bass Mods.
I absolutely love the feel and looks of this bass...but...I am not sure I like the sound as is out of the box...the sound is kind of "basic" (no pun intended)....kind of lifeless and hollow sounding per se. The pickups are Kent Armstrong and the electronics are Bass Mods BEQ12xxxxxxx.
I can't quite figure out if it is the pickups or the electronics that should be replaced (assuming I choose to keep the bass).
In your opinions, what is the best place to start for improving the sound? I would like to get the bass to sound like a fender jazz (that nazal midrange growl type of sound....kind the sound of the bass on Foghat's "Fool for the City", or even the Marcus Miller sound.
Although I know this is not a Fender bass...where would one start in regards to replacing parts to improve the sound? What component has the most influence on changing a sound of a bass? Pickups or Preamp?
Should I start with pickups first? If so, which set of 6 string pups would be best (19mm string spacing).
Should I start with pre-amp first? If so, which best approximates the Fender Jazz sound?
Thank you in advance