Hi Tb'ers. I have a 6 string Ibanez (bought for about $900 AU)- and although I like the instrument - I really don't care for the sound, which I am presuming is 2 Bart's MKII soap-bars on it and whatever preamp Bartolini put it. Strings are Fedora Nickels. The problems I have are: No 'seperation' between strings or notes (it's all quite Mushy really) The instrument sounds unremarkable and quite middle oriented. I play a lot of chords (classical guitar picking style). It was a bit easier to distinguish the was of notes with flat-wounds - but still sounded "unremarkable". Any recommendations for a different Pre amp? Something with an eye on the budget? would that help? I here Bart' don't make the best preamps. Is it the Pickups? Thanks everyone!