I have heard comments that the audere is quite transparent?!? I was considering upgrading my Grendel 5. It is the model with the maple fretboard and tends to produce a zingy sound. I usually play it with the bass all the way up and very little treble. I like the sound but would like to have more leeway on the adjustments. I am not sure if I should be considering the Audere or should I be looking at new pickups?