So I got this "blem" standard p-bass online that seems to be physically perfect and sounds acoustically great. However, when I plug it in, the output is extremely low, distorted, muddy, and undefined. I mean, it's not just an issue of being picky. I think there might actually be something wrong with the wiring. Regardless of how I adjust the pickup height, it sounds horrible. Have any of you guys ever got a factory wiring that sucked? Anyway, I'm thinking about just changed them out for bartolini 8s's or EMG-P's. Which one would result in warmer lows, mids, and an over-all more vintage sound, but with hotter output? Is there another Bartolini that would have a more vintage sound? Also, would the HR-2.2 harness be the appropriate pre-amp to use if I wanted to accentuate the pickups with active circuitry? Thanks.