I'm putting together a fretted Jazz bass with a Warmoth alder body / Status graphite neck / Badass II bridge. I thought a good combination for the electrics might be Bartolinis (as the neck/bridge combination will make this a fairly "bright" sounding bass), with a J-Retro for boosting output and also for versatility (I've read a lot of good things about this pre-amp from TBers). I've decided to go for the Bart humbuckers as I really don't like SC hum. Anybody got any views on the 9CBJD1 "deep tone" Classic Bass pups? I've read Smash's review (thanks again for the research, Smash) and wondered what experience other people have had with them, especially in combination with a J-Retro. I play a fairly wide range of styles and I guess I'm looking for a Jazz that will do the vintage J growl as well as a more modern "hi-fi" type sound.