I have an old Stingray that I retrofitted with a Duncan Basslines Alnico MM pickup. I also installed the companion active EQ preamp. I use my Duncan/Stingray exclusively for my original electric rockin' blues band, ala Walter Trout, Corey Stevens, etc. I love the sound I get with the Duncan pickup & preamp. I just bought a no-name string-thru, neck-thru (4 string) that came with a generic MM pickup that is pretty muddy-sounding. This new bass will be used for mostly modern country and classic rock (Nugent, Sabbath, etc.) I don't necessarily want my new bass to sound identical to the Duncan-equipped Stingray. Do you think I would be happy with the Bartolini MM pickup and an Aguilar on-board preamp? - My new bass is a nice, medium-to-thin maple neck-thru with natural, unfinished ash (not swamp ash) wings. The body is approximately p-bass shaped. I'm hoping some of you have experience with the Bartolini pickup and can compare it to the sound of the Duncan Basslines. Thanks!