I've been playing on a couple 55-94 basses (fretted and fretless) for sometime and, although I love the basses overall, I've been struggling a bit with the "tameness" of the Bartolini pickups. I've been playing most recently in a straight up rock band and a heavy metal band and I find in both situations that the bass gets lost in the mix and doesn't have enough punch. I've also played in bands in the past that vary quite a bit: funk, world beat, r&b, alternative, etc., where the bass works fine in some situations but not others. Anyway, I've been seriously considering changing out the pickups to Basslines which, from the information I've been able to gather, have the aggressive tone I'm looking for but, to complicate the issue further, Lakland just came out with their own line of pickups. From what I've read they seem to be somewhere in between the Bartolinis and Basslines as far as tone. I'm still leaning towards the Basslines pickups but was hoping for any feedback and experiences the rest of you might have had with these options.