Just a few weeks ago I picked up a Ibanez artcore double cut simi-hollow body bass. Its an excellent bass for the price that I payed for it ($400), requiring no change to the action or neck right off the bat. It feels great to play and the tone is unique. The only problem it has that it has a bit of a mid ranged tone to it, and the pods do very little to change this in either way. I think this can be changed by going in and replacing the pod so that it will bleed more trebel off, and I have also heard that putting a nice Bartolini pick up will change the tone effectively. Both methods seem possible, but a bit pricy. Any suggestions?