I hope someone can help me. I have a Squier Vintage Modified Jazz. It's a good bass and it sounds great... on the A, D and G strings. The E string seems quieter than the other strings and lacks the punch that the others have. I put some new DR strings on and the problem was still there. I though perhaps it was just the pickups so I swapped them out with a set of Fender SCN pickups to see if that made a difference. It didn't. I've altered the pickup height to try and fix the problem, but still nothing. The problem is most noticeable with fingerstyle playing. Slap seems to be a bit better. This is my first jazz bass, and my first passive bass (my other bass is a Stingray) so I'm not sure if I'm expecting more than a passive bass will deliver, or if there is actually something wrong. I'm considering putting in an Audere preamp (or something similar) in the hopes that it might solve the problem. Any suggestions? Is this normal?