So, a while back I bought a MIM P-bass Special from the TB classifieds and I've had a love/hate relationship with it. One of it's previous owners had modified it with a Badass II bridge and Seymour Duncan Lightnin' Rod active pickups. I'm not getting what the sound I want from them, so I think I want to convert it back to passive bass with a V/V/T setup. I've decided to go with Fender's "Original" P-bass pickup. But, I have no idea what to do for the Jazz pickup. I thought about a Fender SCN, a Nordstrand NJ4SE or NJ4SV, but I'm not too sure about either of those. Here is what I'm after.... I want something quiet, noiseless is not an absolute necessity, but I don't want lots of 60-cycle hum. I don't need the J p/u to be perfectly matched with the P as far as output, but I would like it to be relatively close. I will never solo the J, I will basically go back and forth between soloing the P p/u or using both pickups together. On other P/Js I've had, both pickups together cuts the volume of the P p/u soloed. I'd like to minimize it as much as possible. I am looking for vintage single-coil grind as far as tone goes. Even if its a "noiseless" pickup, I want it to sound like a Jazz-bass pickup. The pickups I have now are very even-sounding, and I think the end result is kind of bland and sterile. I want vintage tone with "personality". I would like to spend less than $125 on the Jazz p/u, or at least be in that ballpark. Less than that is even better. I think the Fender or the Nordstrands I mentioned earlier can fit all or most of these wishes, but I wonder if anyone has tried this before with a P/J that can offer their insights. Or, if there is another pickup out there that I should consider. Tonewise, I like vintage, but sometimes people's idea of vintage = mellow. I'm not looking for mellow, I'm just looking for old-school Jazz grind to add to old-school P-bass thump. I know that there will not be a perfect solution and I will have to compromise somewhere. Any ideas on which Jazz pickup to pair with a Fender Original P-bass pickup? Any and all suggestions appreciated. Thanks!