Bought an 09 AmStd Precision last week. Played it on two gigs and found it scooped me out of the mix except on low notes. So I did a little pickup research and ordered a 62 Original. It got here today and I did my gig, came home, installed it and restrung. Busted out the ol' REDDI and made a recording to compare to last week's recording of the bass with the American Series pickup. Sounds to me like I fixed it, but I thought I'd ask you all what you thought since my ears aren't quite fresh. This is the American Series pickup: This is the 62 Original: I just listened again and I do think I fixed it, by golly. Sounds more aggressive in the nad-tickling region and a little more mid where it counts. The other pickup sounds kind of dull by comparision. At least I think so...won't know for sure till I get some sleep and then rock it, but I have a gig tonight so I'll find out then. One mistake I won't be making, though, is bringing only it to my gig. Last weekend's gigs were 4 hours away, and I only brought this bass and I totally screwed up. Who'd have thought they'd make a scoop machine out of it? It's a Precision, fercryingoutloud! So hearing what the 62 Original sounds like in this bass, now it totally makes me think I am, indeed, loading down my 76 Precision, which has a 62 Custom Shop from the late 90's and a DiMarzio Ultrajazz wired VVTT. I don't know if the pickups are identical, but I would think they should sound close, yet the 76 is way darker sounding by comparison: Didn't care too much about it before, actually liked it being a little dark. Not so much after this new recording of the 09. So maybe one of you wiring mavens out there can tell me the best way to wire it without loading the pickups down to such a degree, and without buying all new pots (pretty sure they're all 250k pots...and no, I don't want 500k pots...I've spent enough money on that bass). Thx for checking it out!