I have a 2001 MIM Std Jazz Bass with passive Barts wired with a blend pot. I swapped out the stock bridge for a Badass II. I play mostly blues and old school R&B these days but I've been know to get calls to play rock and country as well. After swapping out the stock bridge, the tone seems somewhat more "solid" overall, but it also seems a bit more "polite" to my ears. This seems especially true of the E string. It just feels like I'm carrying around more baggage than I need to, if that makes any sense... like the added sustain gets in the way of being percussive in my phrasing and articulation. I realize that these are highly subjective impressions, but I was wondering if anyone else hears the same thing after installing a Badass. I'm thinking very seriously of going back to the stock bridge. Anyone else ever done likewise?