Blech. Sorry to start this thread. I've been searching TB for info on these pickups, and I've yet to find any really useful comments. Basically, if anybody has experience, please just give me your opinion on what kind of sound they give you. I'll probably have the SD 3-band pre. I want clarity. Heavy bass is certainly nice, but what I really care about is clarity. I'm big on chords, and this bass will have doubled strings, so the chords will be doubled. So I can't have mud. At all. Nice high-end is a must (and, by nice, I mean, not just existant, but nice-sounding). For "support" playing (root, groove - traditional bass role), I'd like some nice bass and cut. I don't want to sound thin, but CLEAR! Okay, I think I've said enough. What are your thoughts on the predominant "flavor" of SD soapbars? Brief or long-winded is fine. Thanks.