So I recently sat down with an Ibanez SR500 and SR700. Only difference I noticed between the two was bolt on neck verse neck thru. I prefer bolt on so I spent more time on the 500. Anyways, I play in a progressive rock band and have fallen in love with active basses for bright sounds and fretless basses for warm sounds. I really liked the bright tone from these soap bar pickups and ended up trading my "ugly bass" a Traben Array Attack in as a down payment towards this new bass. This will be my first "near professional" quality instrument. I never used the bridge pickup on the Traben and was always on the J style in the middle. The SR500 has two soapbars one in the middle and one on the bridge. They are barteloni pickups. I was curious as to what my talkbass buds favorite soapbars might be?