Lately I've been getting a lot of natural distortion when I play low on my E string. At first I thought it was my wireless but when I tried it with a cable it still produced the same distortion sound. I tried pulling the pickups back a bit but its starting to effect my tone too much if I bring them back anymore. The only time the distortion does not occure is when I set the volume on the bass back to around 5-6, which in turn seams to miss a lot of my fingerstyle and slap attack when sending to my amp. Does it sound to you all like the pickups or the preamp might be the culprit? I like a pretty colorful sound so I tend to keep most of my EQ above 6 on the bass and keep the amp flat. Any recomendations on new pickups or a pre-amp system and where to get them? Thanks -D.