So, I'm close to making an electronics purchase for a five string parts bass I'll be putting together in the next few months. Sonic goals are "modern" and "aggressive" with a strong nod towards the "Spector" sound. Lots of searching through TB has the following items in my shopping cart: 40P5X for the neck. LJ Pickup for the bridge. EMG BQC system for the preamp. A few questions: 1) Both the pickups come with individual volume and tone controls. Is there any way to reduce the parts redundancies when ordering a three band EQ and pickup blend that the BQC contains, or do I just accept I'll have some extra hardware afterwards? 2) Will the 40P5X completely overpower the LJ? I'm planning on having the LJ mounted closer to the bridge to contribute to my preference for a mid forward sound, but realize that may also further reduce the output. Will the blend on the BQC preamp be a good fit or is there a better choice? I would potentially pair the 40P5X with an LJX model pickup but they only come in pairs and like the option of having a standard size soapbar shape for the neck instead of being limited to a P route. 3) On the aesthetic side of things: the LJ is 1/4 inch narrower in width than the 40P5X. Will that look displeasing to the eye or will an 1/8 of an inch on either side be unnoticeable? I'm set on single coil bridge tone. This will be my first time using EMG stuff, so pardon my lack of experience with the brand. Just want to buy correctly the first time.