Well I've discovered it! One of the secrets of the universe. Sure many of us know that SX is one of those well-kept secrets. And the one I'm about to talk about is the recently available SX 6 string Fender clone. I've got three of them. The original plan (I bought two) was to have a fretted and fretless bass. But then I discovered how cool it was to have one strung with flats and one with rounds. So I had to buy another to convert to fretless. Which I did. I bought an ebony pre-radiused fingerboard, removed the old one with a steam iron and glued the new one on. I loved EVERYTHING about this bass EXCEPT the tone and the hum! For some reason unlike my Ursa 5 strings SX basses, these 6ers have a pretty low output. And that means single coil hum comes through pretty loud when neck or bridge pickups are soloed. Of course single coil pickups always sound great if you ignore the single coil hum. And you can choose a setting with both neck and bridge to cancel hum. But still not happy. So the question was can one hot rod these pickups? The idea is simple. Stick some Neodymium magnets on the bottoms of the pickups to boost the field and hence the output without boosting the hum levels (which more gain does). A quick scan of the internet yielded these two possibilities: This one http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BZ082 and this one: http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BZ084 All you do is just stick them (they have quite a bit of force) to the bottom of the SX pickups like this: http://www.mrk-inc.com/users/bspam/ThinNeo.JPG and this http://www.mrk-inc.com/users/bspam/ThickNeo.JPG Simple. You can use either on the pickups and the thick one gives more output, but they also make the pickups deeper. So if you aren't in the mood to dig out the bottom of the cavities, the simplest thing to do is put the thick one on the bridge pickup and thin one on the neck pickup. This is cool because it gives your bridge pickup a bit of a boost for solos and keeps the levels sort of even. Plus it fits with no routing even with a reasonable spacing to strings. Results were SPECTACULAR! And those stories about high magnetic fields damping strings proved false. That bass just sitting on the bench was SINGING away! This is SO cheap and easy to do! If you want a "hotter" bass and less single coil hum, this mod is your baby! Good luck!