Hi all, using a mixture of Warmoth and vintage Fender parts, I've made some project basses that I'm really pleased with. I'm now embarking on a new build and would really appreciate some advice... I'm building an Entwistle-style Fenderbird, using a Fender neck and an Epiphone Thunderbird body, with x2 '66 T-Bird pick-ups from the Thunderbucker ranch. I'm looking for something interesting to use in the tone circuits. I've used Stellartone Tone Caps in two Precision builds (one with a Jazz pick up at the bridge), and I really love the results of those, but I want to experiment. I was looking at a John East preamp system (from here in the UK), but I'm a little worried that will sound too clean and clinical. I want something powerful, and would like the ability to dual in a but of grit, dirt, growl, or tube-style distortion even - if possible. I also would prefer to keep it all passive and simple, but am open to suggestions. I don't mind hacking the body around a bit and using two or three pots, or a selector switch to get a good range of sounds. Style if music is indie, punk and rock, which is why I want the ability to get that JJ Burnel grit when needed. Finally, the reason I mentioned using a selector switch, is because I'm a big (early) Police fan, and I've always loved the story behind Andy Summers' double-bound Telecaster, and the way that had been adapted with on-board preamps, etc. I wondered whether a similar 'Frankenstein' treatment could work on a relic bass? Your input and guidance would be much appreciated.