I use an early 2000 EBMM Sterling with the single ceramic pickup. I've been a bit tired of the lack of depth from this thing even though i love the bass. I love it's feel and I like the clarity from the ceramic pup vs the alnico ones I've heard in stingrays, but it doesn't really THUMP like i want. I am wondering if putting a sick preamp in it (like a John East) could make the bitey-ness/harshness be a bit fatter and chunkier while still keeping the clarity of the ceramic pup. I was thinking the midrange sweep knob on John Easts might offer help there, and i know John East delivers good low-end clarity.... so that's one thought... ....OR, am i wrong? is the EBMM 3-band preamp good enough to keep and should I just get a nice, upscale pickup to solve the problem? I just need clear, full range depth without losing mid and high-end clarity, cause i need that stuff. All-around, full-spectrum fatness. Thoughts on which of these would be better at solving my problem would be VERY APPRECIATED! I just love this bass and i want it to sound as good as it feels!