Currently I am using active EMG p bass pups. I wanted to achieve a tone with great clarity on my sx shortscale p-bass, but I am finding the d and g strings to be too bright. I omitted the tone pot to give greater clarity, but maybe thats adding to the brightness issue? I suppose I could put the tone pot back in, but I would have to drill a hole into my homemade pickguard so I want to make sure its the right thing to do and not regret it. Whats the difference b/n "bright" and "clear" anyway? What I want is no mud but no brashy brightness either. I am using Labella 760FLs and a programmable sabddi as pre. Even lowering the treble on the pre doesnt help me achieve the tone I want. Also, would putting in 250k instead of 25k pots help at all? EMG recommends 25k for their active pups. Suggestions greatly appreciated!