I'll betray my roots as a guitar player here. I've been getting into playing my Warwick Corvette Proline a lot in the past two years, but I've been wondering something. The Corvette basically has a Jazz bass pickup configuration. Do most bassists play with both pickups wide open, or is it similar to how guitarists approach things? What I mean is, on guitar, the bridge pickup is usually what you stay on when you're playing lead and rhythm. The neck tends to be used for playing clean stuff, though some guitarists - like myself - prefer to play leads in the neck position for a smoother, more liquid kind of tone. Any time I play bass though, I play with both pickups on and open all the way. It's generally uncommon to do this on guitar - on my Les Paul Custom and double-humbucker equipped Strat, the tone on both pikcups combined is too muddy - but how do bassists approach this? If it helps I'm mostly a rock player and I alternate between fingerstyle and using a pick.