So here's the scoop... I'm working on getting some specs together for a custom bass, and now I'm working on the pickups and switching options. Anyway, here are the series of questions I need answered: If I set up a switch to just have one coil of an EMG 40DC pickup on, would it approximate the tone of an EMG 40J pickup at all? Also, is this even a possibility for this particular model of pickup? Could I set up 3-pos switches to select the neck pup / both / bridge pu? Also, would it be possible to wire this up with a 2-band EQ (bass, treble, pup balance)? I'm trying to build a bass that sounds great for metal/hard rock and has the ability to really slice through the mix. The reason I want the ability to switch b/w the coils and such is so I can get the maximum tonal variation possible. I'm really interested in emulating Jason Newsted's (Metallica) tone, but I don't have the money for a Sadowsky. Thanks in advance for your help everyone!