Last year I bought a '63 Strat and made sure that the pickups were original. Not an easy task because the signs aren't easy to spot. But there's nothing else like those old single coils - they make all the difference in the world. Is the same true for P-basses? Are these old pickups important? Unfortunately, I'm not a bass aficionado. I think, but I'm not 100% sure, that the bass I just bought has original pickups. If not, I'll need to decide whether or not I should search (and pay) for a set of vintage pups. What do you think? If what I have is a modern pair, is it worth tracking down the old dogs, something from the early 60's???