Greetings! I have a Modulus Q5 that I really like, but I've been contemplating selling and replacing it. The main reason is that I find that the string tension from the 35" scale is too tight on the A,D and G strings making it very difficult to get good response when slapping, etc. I've been intrigued by Dingwall and the different string scales. My question for those who have played a ABZ 5 is: how is the string tension compared to other 35" scale basses? I realize the B will be very tight considering it's 37 inches, but how are the other strings? Can you get good response when slapping like you would on a 34" scale bass? Also, in regards to pups and pre-amp, I'm also very inrigued by the Dingwall's simplicity in their passive pups. How do you who own a ABZ like this system as compared to a bass with a pre-amp? How is the output? My Modulus is great, with barts and an OBP-3, but I find I'm always fiddling with knobs and I'd like to simplify. Anything else you can tell me about the Dingwall ABZ to help me fall even more in love with it would be awesome. Thanks!