Hey guys. Hopefully I will get some facts here because I'm not really looking for opinions. To each his own taste and what you might like, I might not. I play an MIA Std. '05 Fender Jazz Bass with default passive pickups. My sister offered to buy me any pickup I would like as a birthday present. I play in loud/aggressive rock-ish band and I find that my live tone is: a) too thin on all the strings, especially on the D and G B) lacks low-end/"balls" It's a '05 model so it has the S-1 serial to parallel switching system. With S-1 on, the tone seems much better, but it feels like cheating and it hardly sounds like a Jazz Bass anymore. Down where I'm at, I have no opportunity to test-drive pickups, because we have none (Except EMG :/), but as I said, my sister can ship me one set of Jazz pickups. Which pickups do I want for extra low-end and improved tone balance between all the strings? So far people have suggested DiMarzio Model J's, Bartolinis, Nordstrands and some others that I failed to remember. I look for a regular-ish Jazz Bass tone, but it must not be too old-school, because our music is mostly modern. This is a long post, I'm sorry. ._.