Hi all Pickup Gurus, I have a Steinberger which I would like to change it's current EMG Select Passives to an active source. The thing is that I do a lot of Top 40 stuff, which means I need to get a good blend between a Hifi Bass sound and one with lots of balls ala G&L basses. The reason why I would like to mod my Spirit Steinberger is because it is small and very light for gigs but, the sound is much left to be desirable, so if I can work on this aspect, I would have a very practical & strong bass to work with. I was thinking of using the following configuration to achieve this but am still very undecided due to a lack of experience. Anyone who has an experience with my type of desired pop tone, perhaps can help me in this? Ok here is what I propose as being workable on a small bass body like my Spirit Steinberger: Either: (i) Have a Jazz single coil Neck pup and a Humbucker Bridge pup - Both actives and using EMGs. (very Lakland in config) or, (ii) Retain the current EMG passives and go for a U-Retro preamp from John East. Any comments? Thanks all!