I now got a luthier made Fender parts Precision in the West Ham United Steve Harris rendition
West Ham United dressing is hand made there, Leo Quann's BadAssII bridge is there, mirror pickguard is there as well my own touches being MIA nitro finished Fender 21 frets Precision Deluxe bird's eye maple neck and fingerboard, Seymour Duncan Antiquity split pickup, Gotoh Vintage open gear tuners and 45-105 mid flat strings
You can beat the heck out of it, and it still delivers the goods!
Back in the '90s I owned a MIJ Jackson Concert XL (P/J Dave Ellefson replica) beautiful instrument, ultralow action, himass bridge etc...
It just couldn't shine, unless I played it with a pick (which everyone can do - me too when it was requested for repertoire sake) except that it simply doesn't unleash my fury, so I play fingerstyle instead, and when your fingers get used to, you just kill that way!
Your bass is indian cedro
(mine was poplar
) so no surprise they just don't... howl
A passive JS2 can be enhanced via pair of Teslas or EMGs, an active JS3 will suffer from poor electronic unless you swap that one out as well, but then you'll end up spendin' more than your bass' price tag
PS @ Epitaph:
my Steve Harris West Ham, let my touches alone, was faithfully reproduced down to the mainman precise specs... and he has a "poundin' touch" (that's why he adopts flats: it's no fashion, it's necessity) and by consequence his action is... very high