hi, i need the help of any of you talkbassers who have tried either/both bill lawrence pickups and villex. i suspect this is a tall order, as neither is very mass market and seems to be very boutique. what i have is a 91 warwick streamer stage 1 (actually, it's just a "streamer bass", but same thing) that i like the acoustic sound of a lot, but can no longer stand the emg pickup/mec preamp combination (it's p/j). the emgs alone (without the preamp) seem to have a brittle, electronic tone, and i won't really go into the mec preamp (suffice it to say, it's for sale). what i'm looking for is a more natural, organic tone, yet one that still has some raw, funky vibe. i want to represent the acoustic sound of the bass well, but still be able to dial in some balls, if that makes any sense. the bass body is maple, is a neck-through, and has some solid fundamentals, but is also a bit bright because of the maple. of course those warwick mids (the growl) is there as well, although i have a feeling that replacing the emgs will totally change the character of the amplified sound, so i'm stabbing in the dark here. plus, i wouldn't mind staying all passive. which suggests: i've got 4 knobs to work with... 1. villex -- all passive, vol/vol/tone/mid 2. bill lawrence -- can be passive, ???? (the q-control option is interesting, anyone try it?) so, anyone heard these pickups? anyone have any comments? thanks.