I was wondering if anyone has had any success in using a bridge pickup mounted flush or close to flush with the body, and still have decent tome and volume. I've read that you can wind em hotter and/or add magnets, and some manufacturers will do that, but the manufacturers I've spoken with recommend against it, and say they won't guarantee anything. Most recommend a distance from strings of 3/32 or 5/32 at most. I've currently got a Jazz bass, and the bridge pickup is right in my picker's sweet spot. I can play around it, but would love to be able to play and just forget it's there. Thinking about getting a P/J, too, but will probably go with a standard P, if I can't find an answer to the pickup placement issue. Any suggestions or success stories before I start routing and spending money on pickups that may or may not work? It doesn't necessarily have to be a jazz pickup. I'd consider soapbars, too . I really like Nordstrand and Tesla's stuff, but these would be even more in the way, if I end up having to raise em. Please give me some ideas. Thanks!