The p'ups on this new Squier VM-Jaguar bass are really super hot! Ungodly HOT! Now - I hate 7250 NPS strings since they are so 'whizz-y' and noisy - but this new VM-Jaguar is so broad-spectrum with regard to the P/J situation, I wonder if I can even use anything else? The power of the output makes me turn off my lows on the EQ on my amp and I also just switch to pass-through on my MXR Bass +DI or I get overpowered! The tone is really great and I wonder if I'll screw that up by going to Elixirs or 77s or something else with more lows and not as much highs. A paradox. Just beware that the 7250s are pretty good on the Jaguar even if they make a little noise.