Hi everyone, I've been thinking for a while about putting together a tonally versatile bass for the music I play. I switch from quite regularly from pick to fingers, aggressive 4001-esque tones to smooth jazz bridge pickup mwah, often in the same song, and would like a single instrument to eliminate the need for switching on stage. My Geddy Lee has proven to be very versatile, but the neck pickup lacks the true grunt of a precision or a 4000 series and is a bit too "brittle" in the top end. Ideally, I'd love to go the Dave Meros route and build an instrument with kind of a 4004/4003s body and a set of Hi-Gains in the 4003 placement and a set of jazz pickups in the 70's jazz placement with a 3 way toggle to flip between "Ric mode," "J mode" and "all in." Sadly, budget/time available is an issue so I think I'm settling for a precision body, a maple board jazz neck (to get the brightness of a Rickenbacker fretboard and a little bit of mwah with low action), and three pickups. A Rickenbacker type pickup in the 4003 neck position, a precision pickup in the usual spot, and a j bridge pickup in 70s position. My main dilemma is on pickup selection and wiring. I'm thinking about going with humbuckers for all 3 pickups to reduce phasing issues and noise. I figured an HB-1 in the neck would be a good fit for the Rickenbacker tone and it would play well with the P pickup and if both were wired with 500k pots it'll bring out a little extra clarity and brightness from both to get a little closer into the 4003 territory. I was curious on Talkbass's collective thoughts on the matter. I'd really like some advice on what pickups I should choose and whether or not this venture will get me what I'm wanting tonally.