hi guys, i've been following the boards for a long time and i finally registered. glad to be here! now to the point - i was wondering if anybody could help me: i recently bought an american fender precision 57' RI made in 1996. the owner installed standard fender P-bass pickups (USA) and he also gave me the original 57' pickups, if i wanted to change back. my question: what is the difference between the two? (soundwise) which one is brighter, growlier? is there any difference at all, or are they very similar? which one cuts better through the mix and which one sits better? i intend to install the pickups that won't make it into the precision into an epiphone non-reverse thunderbird (aka. wierdbird) made in Italy (yep, they even made them in italy, with schaler tuners pre-installed - great live bass). the j pickup would be a seymour duncan SJB-3. thx in advance for the help!