Is there more to life than "smooth P-Bass warmth"? Can I go after something other than "that Jazz Bass growl"? What is there besides the "punch of a Music-Man style humbucker?" Must I have the "ultra-modern EMG?" All the pickups I've heard are just variations on these themes. Don't get me wrong. I love these tones. There's a reason people make these kinds of pickups, because they are considered "THE sound". I just want to know if there is anything else out there. More unconventional, something that isn't such a mainstay. I've heard good things about piezos (which are everywhere now) and those new-fangled Lightwave, but I was wondering if there was some wacky magnetic (or something else??) pickup out there that sounds more unique.