Hi, I'm a newb to playing double bass, and I'm just getting an old 50's King Mortone going. It had a Gage Realist when I bought it, but it was too uneven and also a bit on the dark side, so I am experimenting with pickups. I am after more of an old-school gut-string bluesy sound, a la Willie Dixon (but I don't slap). Bass is now strung with Velvet Garbos. My question is - although I can get a reasonable sound out of the K&K into my Mesa Walkabout Scout (decent EQ controls) -- the pickup seems to bring out the difference between the D & G strings - the G being more a flatwound "gut" string, it is smooth sounding, whereas the D sounds twangier like the wound string it is. Should I try placing the pickups (overall) further away from the strings? I understand this results in less volume, but would it also mean less string attack? Any other tricks for using this pickup? Much appreciated!