The only bit of Nolly's playing I've heard was a short bit of video shot with a camera on his bass and I wasn't even paying attention to his tone. I did buy one of his two-pickup signature basses (lightly used) because I'd tried one at a guitar show a couple of years ago. It's turned into a better bargain than I realized at first because with it in hand, I feel no need to go 3X. The 'voicing' I use is the neck pickup, which would be the middle on a 3X. I don't need the 'jazz bass' setting as I have a SJ5 for that. I'm sure the 'all three on' possible with Dbird switching is awesome, but probably over the top for my needs. The best way to describe the tone and feel I get soloing the neck pickup is a big precision with an edgy attitude. Bump that high-mid control up a bit and look out! There is no mix that can bury this beast. I did venture in to the control cavity and wired both pickups to be series (essential for me). The next step was putting FDV pickups in, which isn't really necessary to get good tone from these basses, but I have a 'thing' for AlNico-powered pickups.