I have been playing a mid 80's guild Pilot for about 2 years. I have rotosound flatwounds on it, and I think it has the original EMG actives. I got this bass with non-working electronics out of a guys closet about 10 years ago and fixed it up the best I could. I am worried that the pups are holding back my sound. They look physically worn. The J pickup is significantly quieter than the P. I get good sound from the P pickup on the top strings, but the G string just doesnt come through. G is very quiet with no deep tone. This is what bothers me the most. I feel like I have dialed in so many different settings. Any suggestions from the community here? I am considering buying a new set of EMG PJ actives (or maybe even go passive) to replace the current set. I plan on getting a Tech 21 DI either way in January.