i searched and found a lot about EMG pickups, but not an answer to my question... i have a peavey grind NTB 5 that is very dark sounding. it has solid imbuya body wings and a 5-piece mahogany/maple neck-thru. imbuya is a native wood to vietnam, where this bass is crafted )), but it's essentially a more figured wood similar to mahogany. so i've found the woods to be fairly dark in tone, and the stock humbuckers don't do anything to brighten the sound. in fact, i think they make it even darker. i've had trouble getting a good tone that is both deep and defined when recording. i'm thinking about getting EMG 40 series pickups for it, but i'm not entirely certain which ones. my first thought was 40P5 and 40DC. but then i was thinking perhaps 40DCs in both positions. then i decided i've always liked PJ sets, so maybe a 40P5 and a 40J. also, it's on their price list but not on their products page, but i was thinking perhaps a 40TW would end the debate about 40DC v. 40J. anyone know where to get those or have any experiences with them? how much am i looking at spending in street dollars, not list dollars? should i bother with a preamp? thanks for the help. robb.