Ok, so I've thought it over and I'm pretty sure I'm swapping out pups in my Pedulla Rapture JJ 5er w/ a Maple Board. I'm gonna go either one of two ways. Here's the first thing I'm gonna try, hopefully It'll give me the tone I'm looking for: Swapping out the stock bart JJ ( I'd like something a bit more aggressive, with a slightly zingy top end with the tone opened up) with some Active Duncan Basslines Jazz pickups. I'm looking for a sound that cuts, that can give me a New Gospel tone, and can give me that back pickup bark when I solo the bridge and roll of the tone a bit. I've heard that the Active Basslines are the way to go for a slightly warmer EMG sound that isn't as harsh. On searching the forums though, I've found people chiming in about not liking the Active Duncans, but I don't know if they were talking about the 4 string ones ( which come in 3 diff. voicings ) I know I like the P-nut/ Dirk Lance tone, and I know I they use to put these bad boys in the earlier Warwicks, and I know I like the Warwick sound ( Just not the Warwick FEEL, which I could NEVER get use to ) The bass Feels Perfect, balances well, and has an acoustically snappy sound that I want to bring out. I'm not sure if this helps, but one of the best tones I ever had was a Maple boarded stingray 4 w/ a seymour duncan smb4a and an aguilar pre. I'm just not sure what jazz set would get me close to that cut and top end. I'm sorry I tend to ramble ( especially on my 3rd cup of Joe ). So.... Active Basslines.. Good Idea or what?