Hi Im finally putting together a long time bass GAS of mine, a Precision bass with a musicman pickup installed. What i have so far is a MIK 80's squier body + the original p bass pickup, and a SD musicman ceramic pickup. Im planning on a Truoil finished allparts neck for a musicman'ish neck feel. ... so far so good. What im pondering is the wiring. One plan is to have it wired straight V/V/T which is no problem doing, in this case i guess the MM would have to be wired series to have sufficient output to match the precision. Another option is using the Noll Mixpot 1 . Im not particularly familiar with how it works but in this case i would think a passive tone control for each pickup, a 3 way switch for the MM and then use the mixpot as blend. But then again i have a EBS Microbass external preamp, would this be sufficient to drive the MM to a reasonably buffered stingray sound? Im also tinkering with the idea of building the DIY stingray preamp and having it installed in a pedalbox and use it as a external preamp. But is it a problem to have passive electronics in the bass preceed the externally active preamp So basically, does anyone have bright ideas on what works best?