I'm modding a Squire Affinity P for use as a drop tuning bass for a couple of songs. I plan to keep it tuned to BEAD. I'm trying to select pickups and have been doing extensive research but can't seem to come to a solid conclusion. Initially I was dead set on the Dimarzio Model P. but After some more research I became convinced that the Duncan SPB-3 Quarter Pound would be more suited for what I am doing. Today I am at a brick wall between the two. I play in a 90s rock/alternative/nu metal cover band. I would use this bass primarily for dropped songs that require the Low B like Staind or Cold. I play nickel rounds through a GK 400RB IV into a 2x10 and 1x18. I want something that cuts, while retaining a clear tone, with attack and clear rumbling lows, occasional chords and a combination of pick and fingerstyle. I rarely slap or pop. I want something that will enhance the sounds of my instrument but still retain the distinct P bass sound. Both of these pickups are in my price range and I can't really afford more than that at this time, however I am open to other ideas as long as they are affordable. Am I just over thinking it or is there really a distinct difference between these two pickups?