While I wait for my sunburst Ibanez ATK305 to arrive, I'm pondering a two-pickup upgrade. The general idea, is to create a virtual 5-string P-bass, that would coexist with the stock ATK electronics. Call it a PTK? I'm thinking about inserting an EMG ABC active blend control before the jack, in order to blend between the ATK electronics and the P-bass p/u at the neck. Another option would be to use a switch to select either "ATK mode", or passive P-bass operation. Anyway, I'm particularly interested in your input regarding narrow-spaced 5-string "P" pickups. These are currently on my mind: 1. An active EMG 40PX-5 soapbar. I have a 40P5 in my good bass, and enjoy it. This would be a welcome excuse to sample the new X-series. http://www.emginc.com/products/index/238/252/2 2. An active EMG P5X. This would give better control of string-to-string balance... http://www.emginc.com/products/index/321/243/2 3. An Aero e5pd passive p-type soapbar. Anyone ever tried these? http://www.aeroinstrument.com/pickups.html 4. A passive Delano PC 5 AL/M2 in narrow spacing. http://tinyurl.com/pc5alm2 5. An SGD ND3-40 (wide). I know, they're not a "P", but I'm intrigued by the tone samples on Dave's website... http://www.sgd-lutherie.com/pages/ND3-40.html 6. A Bill Lawrence P-46, from Bill 'n Becky. Apparently works very nicely on 5-strings. Not only do a lot of people like 'em, but it's hard to find anyone who has tried one and didn't. http://www.wildepickups.com/ I'm really interested in the idea of being able to sample P/ATK blends. I've seen lots of J/MM setups the last while, but never a P/MM-equipped bass. Is this because it's been tried, and it turned out to be a bad idea?