Hello all. Wanted to pick your brains about something. I have four basses I play regularly. My favorite is a walnut bodied, ebony necked, Bartolini equipped (pickups and preamp) custom 6. Also have a fretless custom; mahogany body, ebony fretboard, Bartolini pickup and preamp, and a mid nineties stingray 5. Fourth bass is a neck through custom 4 with an alder body and tone block, maple fretboard, Duncan active lightning rods JJ pickups and an EMG preamp. All my basses sound good, but I've noticed that to get a good tone out of the latter bass, the custom four, I have to dig in and play hard. The other basses all can deal with a light touch, but the four sounds like a weak, spongy P bass, with very little bass / low mid sound, albeit with a very snappy G string when I play it softly. Dig in and you get the balls though - much more bass response and a harder sound. What's going on here? Is it the pickups? Is the it the EMG preamp? Thinking of changing it to a Bart / Bart setup or even Bart pickups / Mike Pope pre if it would give me LESS dynamic range and a bass that can sound good when played with a soft touch. Or, might it simply be a question of raising the pickups? I've heard bad things about the EMG pre but like I said, when I do dig in it sounds good. Should I just try to get used to a bass I have to play hard?