Ok guys, a question for you all. I like to play hard. But, with my P pup, with exposed pole pieces, I tend to get a fair amount of pop that is not good. Makes slap difficult as well. I usually try and play closer to the bridge(I play almost all styles-finger, pick, slap, etc) but this creates a sound that I am not as fond of(the pick sounds Good on a great day), or I will turn up my J pup, which creates some noise, and to reduce the pop, I have to turn it up so loud that it sound is meh with my fingers and just plain ugh with the pick. One thing I am going to do is raise my action a little. I image this would help, at least a little. But, with my hard, digging technique, are the exposed pole pieces on my P pup hurting me in the pop area? I played an Ibanez at my local store the other day that had soapbars (Housing some HBs, I do believe) and no such sounds were made, even when I was purposely trying to. I did a search with my title as my search title, and found 8 threads, so that didn't help at all, barring one post that quickly said that pole pieces seemed to create more pop. Now, if they do help in making that pop, what are some P style pups that don't have exposed pole pieces? Thanks a ton!