I'll try to keep it simple, I've always been a passive/humbucker type of guy and recently acquired this mia Hamer cruise 5. It came with non-original Duncan basslines 62 vintage single coils, and I don't really appreciate the vintage tone they put out. Wish it was a little more "hot" or modern. It has vol, blend, & tone knobs, 250k pots best I can tell. I see lots of the Duncan quarter pounder series available, even some Korean made neo's with huge 8mm poles(not the Chinese Mings), they intrigue me, especially for the price. A lot of the pups available push the "vintage" aspect, which actually scares me away. I might be able to swing the $130 for the quarter pounders(they do not mention vintage . There are other brands in this price range as well, but I know nothing of them. I like the Duncans QP's because I know they are a step above what I have. I want drastic change! Would 500k pots help too? Any direction or experience would be great ! I'm in this predicament because I also got at the same time, a passive corvette std. 5 w/mec's(and 500k pots). I love the feel/looks/playability of the cruise, but I keep picking up the Warwick because of the tone.