Originally Posted by magnum783
I am using the strings that came on it. I know they are not flats as I have a set of those that will be next the guy at the store told me those would better suit my sound. I just didn't have the money to buy the American version of the J bass so I thought I would upgrade when I got the cash. I have the cash now what do I upgrade to or are you guys saying an upgrade is not needed.
Start with the strings. If that's insufficient, try rewiring the pickups in series. It won't actually boost the "bass" but will increase output slightly, kill the hum, and shift the mid peak much lower. And it's much less expensive than pickups.
If none of that satisfies, THEN start throwing money at it.