I have a 1978 P-Bass converted to a PJ, which I have been playing since 1981. I just took out my 10-year old set of EMG active PUs and replaced them with Nordstrand passives. So far I am LOVING the tone but it's making me relearn how to play somewhat. Specifically: - It seems like the Nordys invite playing with a somewhat heavier touch. With the EMGs I barely brushed the strings but now it seems like I'm digging in a little more. Like I said the sounds that come out are amazing but it's been a bit of an adjustment getting more "physical" with my bass again. - There is less sustain with the Nordys. In most situations this will be fixed with compression but without the benefit of compression, it is noticeable. - The quieter G string and legendary 5th fret "dead spot" (i.e., C note on the G string) seem to be more pronounced. This is making me take a little different approach as far as positions for those notes. Has anyone else experienced things like this or am I just weird?