I got my pickups promptly and they were in perfect condition - thanks to notduane for the heads up on Velvet Guitar Parts Ltd. I installed them last night, and put my new Lo-Riders on today (my first experience with DR's). Right now, I love how my bass sounds. I put the strings on, tuned up, gave the trussrod a tweak and then plugged in. I plucked my E and life became good . After a few minutes of playing, stretching the strings etc. I realised that stainless DR Lo-Riders are perfect for DGCF tuning. My bass feels like it's in standard. I'm strung .50 .70 .90 .110 high to low. I stretched the strings out a bit so they don't lose tune, and to my surprise they were perfectly intonated. The newly applied finish on the back of the neck is also silky smooth. Anyway, I decided to record some sound files for any folks wanting to hear the DP126 set. The bass body is poplar, maple neck, rosewood board. I play fingerstyle, slap, then pick (in that order) on each of the files. I chose Rage Against The Machine's "Bullet In The Head" to do this. P pickup solo P pickup solo, Full Tone J pickup solo J pickup solo, Full Tone P+J pickups, Full Tone I forgot about the P+J pickups solo, but suffice to say it sounds like the last example with rolled off treble. Hope you like my tone - I do! Cheers, PF P.S. Any comments would be welcome.