Just scored a '73 Guild JS-2 (Jetstar II)... it's a mahogany-bodied short scale, similar to a Gibson EB-3... and man, it has the hugest sounding humbuckers ever. Like, massive, fat, pillowy, farty, MUDDDD. And yet... i'm liking them. It's weird, I bought this bass on a whim mainly because I liked the body style and wanted something completely different from my other basses. And it definitely is different. My original intent was to buy this as a Dark Star candidate, but now I'm not sure if I wanna go through with it (plus I'd prefer to save the $400+). It's weird, because when I'm playing I do miss the articulation i can get from my P-bass, but the more I play this bass the less I mind the lack of top-end. That warm pillowy mud -- while it can be extreme when left un-checked (this thing has a mini-toggle which cuts the bass on the neck pup... surprisingly useful) -- actually fills out the overall mix in a surprisingly pleasant way. If I'm able to set my ego aside and just accept that my bass parts aren't going to cut through quite the way they usually do, the overall mix actually sounds pretty nice. I don't have a specific question really... just wondering if there are any other fans of the mudbucker out there? How do you guys run them (amps, EQ, pick/fingers), and do you find yourself missing the top end?