So like many of you out there I have also fallen in love with the tone of unique basses such as the Wal and the Alembic. I am currently running an Ibanez SR500. It's a gorgeous (mahogany) bass and my first higher grade instrument. I use a GK Mb500 through a Gk CX210 cabinet. I am in love with my current tone... Until I hear a Wal. So I have been looking into it for a number of years and purchasing a Wal is simply out of the question. As much as I would love a custom built instrument the almost two year wait time is a huge setback for me. Like many of you I have also looked into alternatives. I've considered buying used. But people don't typically sell Wal's. I have considered looking into a separate brand name but price has always made me hesitant. My bass uses a 3 knob active EQ preamp with two Bartoloni Mk1 pickups. The other two knobs are a pickup blend and a volume. The ACG EQ01 is a low pass filter preamp similarly built like the ones they use in Wal basses and Alembic basses. The only thing that is missing is the multi-coil pickups that Wal is also famous for. I'm new to the world of pickups and desire to learn more. I've always been a "stock pickups" kind of bassist. (I'm sure that makes a lot of you cringe...) I'm just hesitant with the thought of purchasing new pickups because I have an unexplainable fear that I will not like the new sound. I have heard very few demo's on the ACG system. All of the demo's I have heard have been played with the fingers. I'd like to hear some demo's with a pick and/or slapped. Also if you can give me any recommendations for something similar to that multi-coil pickup sound in a soapbar style I would be appreciative. Thanks! TLDR: I am looking for an ACG EQ01 demo played with a pick and/or slapped. And I am looking for soapbar pickup recommendations that may come close to that of a Wal.