I've experimented with three pickups over the past two years (Realist, Bass Max, Rev Solo), and discovered a couple of general things about my bass in doing so: 1. Wing pickups sound MUCH better in the treble side wing than the bass side, much rounder and with greater bass and output. In the bass side, they sound very nasal. The pickup fits tighter in the treble wing, but even shimming up the pickup in the bass side to relatively equal pressure didn't have much effect on the sound. I guess I really don't care where the thing goes as long as it sounds good, but I just wonder if this is an indicator of other problems, or potential problems. 2. No matter what pickup I use, the A string sounds extremely compressed - like a big "pop", with little definition, although it does have as much sustain as the others. It's the front end of the note that's affected. It sounds fine acoustically. Any thoughts? You think there's something inherently funky in the bridge itself? Or do I just chalk it up to the inherant differences in any acoustic instrument?