OK, so I traded my EA 500 I-AMP for a Thunderfunk 550 a year ago because I needed more punch to cut through the mix (especially in the lower register/ end of things). HOWEVER, I REALLY miss the harmomic overtones, and the glassy piano bell like tones of the EA!!! I think some of the reasons that my mahogany bolt-on passive Read Custom bass doesn't cut through with the EA is because of the Lane Poor soapbars. I think the Thunderfunk is a more tonally diverse amp and definitely has more cutting though power, but I am really missing the EA! There is no other amp where chords sounds as sweet as with a Euphonic Audio Amp. Period. So I was wondering two things: 1. What sort of natural sounding passive soapbar pick ups are out there that might cut through better than the Lane Poors??!! Aero? Nostrand? Others? 2. Does anyone want to make an equal swap- a Thunderfunk 550 for a Euphonic Audio i-800?