Even though Ive never heard them in person, Ive decided to buy a set of Bartolini jazz pickups. Please help me choose the right pickups with your comments on the following 1. Im choosing Barts because Im a pick player, and I want a pickup that will minimize pick noice (i.e. plastic scraping on the strings). Will the epoxy castings on these pickups minimize this noise more so than pickups with exposed pole pieces? Their website suggests so, but I'd like to hear a user's experience. 2. These pickups will be used with a Aggie OBP-3 preamp in an ash/rosewood jazz through a 210 and 115. Im trying to decide between the 9J#4 (more vintage) and the 9J#1 (deeper, growlier). I like a more in-your-face funky tone that cuts through with clear, strong low mids, soft highs and growly lows. Not looking to make the earth rumble open. I'd prefer to cut through. Any suggestions on which one is right for me? Thanks!