I've read through Smash's Jazz pickup review, and it's great, but it doesn't include all of the pickups I'm considering right now. If you don't mind... Can we play the "I'll tell you what I want, and what I'm considering, and you let me know what your thoughts are" game? Please? Thanks team! I really want some 70's style pickups that have some serious "clack and grind" to them. Clear, deep, focused, woody, punchy, tight, still musical, aggressive notes. I'm not sure if a "scooped" pickup will get me there, or more of a Mids pickup will. I'd like it to warm up a bit depending on my right hand technique. Something that's very responsive to how I attack the strings. Hotter output is nice too. Pickups I'm considering are: Nordstrand nj4 70's wind, Aguilar 4j-70, Aero Type I, Fender 75 Reissue. My Marcus Miller jazz bass is the closest thing I've found to 'my sound' so far. It's got a nice, woody clack and grind with solid lows, bright highs and responsive attack. It always sounds quick, bright and snappy, even with old strings. There are things I don't like about the MM though, otherwise I'd just keep that one. I'm not trying to replace the pickups in the MM, I'm trying to decide which pickups I may want in a new build that will net me a similar sound. I mainly play finger style rock, funk and pop over the neck pickup if that helps. And I like straight passive pickups, no preamp. I always bypass the preamp on the MM. Here's a couple YouTube clips of some tones that I like with similar styles that I play. http://youtu.be/pBKEPWV38so http://youtu.be/UUu0DNPlv5Y Just wondering if there's something out there similar to my MM, but "better" with what I'm looking for. I'm open to other options, but based on my searches and reviews I've read, these are the most likely candidates I think. Thoughts? Thanks for hearing me out.