I've been on a search for the ultimate "Fender-on-steroids" tone for a long time (more for theoretical purposes than an actual build or anything) and would like some opinions on different pickups for achieving that. That term means a million things to a million TB members, but I mean a passive split/single coil sound with massive punch and a strong low-mid emphasis that can mimic that punchy Motown fingerstyle sound while also being able to cut through a more contemporary rock mix. I'd prefer to stay away from P pickups, as I find them very inconsistent with the two coils being in different positions. I've some up with a few pickups that I think may fit the bill: Curtis Novak Bisonic/Darkstar: These seem to be the best choice, but are unpotted (IIRC), obnoxiously large, and apparently have a bit of a mid scoop. Delano JMVC: These are the best sounding J pickups I've heard (at least from YouTube demos) and the huge polepieces make them possibly my favourite, but I'm concerned that being J pickups, they may sound too thin in the neck position. Nordstrand Fat Stacks/Big Splits/Big Singles: The Big Singles are the only pickups on this list that I've heard in person, and I liked them quite a lot. However, all three sound pretty much like standard J pickups in every demo I've heard, which means I may as well just go with the Delanos.