I just got one of those cheapo OLP MM5's, and I thought it sounded so good that I tried stringing my Schecter Hellcat VI with the same gauges and tuning (D'Addario 13 18 30 44 56, and Danelectro 74) but the Hellcat sounds so lifeless compared to the MM5. The MM5's construction (and aesthetics) looks to me quite inferior to the Schecter, so I assume it's just a matter of the pickups, right? The Hellcat sounds great as a short scale bass with Fender VI strings, yet the lowest two bass strings seem the deadest when it's strung as a baritone. I've tried tuning both guitars to A and Ab, and adjusting the pickup height on the Schecter, but the MM5 sounds better on all the guitar and bass patches in my DR-880, going through a PA. Am I missing something, or is it that the Hellcat VI just isn't meant to sound its best as a baritone? I haven't tried the MM5 as a bass tuned to E.