Hey, if you look at my profile (which hasn't been updated in a while, a little has changed) I own a Yamaha RXB260. Cheap-O bass, but it plays great. I've played some more expensive basses, and it's playabilty fails in comparison. BUT the tone is another story. My D and G string can really get lost in a mix. My low-end sounds "fine" (the tone still kinda sucks) but the D and G lose volume. My question, if I like the way it plays, would I love the way it sounds if I bought better pickups? I have adjusted the bottom P to bring it closer to the D and G, but it only helped a small amount. For those of you who don't know, the bass has just one set of Split-P pickups.