You members have need so helpful in my quest. Thank you! It seems that in my quest to give my Jazz Bass some Precision sounds that I may ultimately sacrifice the wonderful tones that make a Jazz Bass a Jazz Bass in the first place (not a good thing) (Ultimately I just may buy a cheap Squire Precision and upgrade pickups to go with the Jazz Bass). I think I have narrowed it down to two pickup choices. 1) Dimarzio Area J's 2) Dimarzio Model J's I know everything is a compromise,so I will ultimately choose the pickups that offers a little more than the other in terms of tone and flexibility. So here is what I'm looking for (within reason): 1) A tone that can give me some Geddy Lee tone (Hemispheres, Moving Pictures), growl, punch, cut while still having some John Paul Jones classic Jazz Bass possibilities (yes I know...day and night)! Given a choice I probably prefer Geddy-like tones as long as some flavor of classic Fender jazz tones are possible as well. * My fear is that The Dimarzio Model J will turn my bass too Un-Jazz like. If that's the case, are their limitations with the Area J in getting somewhat close to a Geddy-ish tone? 2) I record full tracks on DAW will one pickup cut through better on a mix with drums, distorted guitars etc.? 3) I do like to slap and pop from time to time. Do both models achieve a desirable tone for this? is one better than the other (Yes, I know...all subjective). 4) Is one generally more flexible in different situations than the other (I'm guessing The Area J will be more flexible tone wise,,,but I could be wrong)? Thank you everyone, for time, input, and kindness! I look forward to your valuable insight.