So, i decided to mod a p/j essex as a project and put a chunk of money into modding it. What i did was i swapped the stock pickups with a lindy fralin p bass pick up and a nordstrand nj4se bridge because i couldnt decide on which of the two i should get, and swapped the stock bridge with a badass II, AND replaced the tone circut with a varitone tonestyler diddy. Well...im not quite set on where it is. First off, the action is preeeeetty high...even after i cut a piece of an old credit card out and used that as a shim. It sounds interesting- in a good way, but sometimes i feel it lacks a little low end (this may be because im used to playing my stingray with an active pre amp) BUT its punchy as crap and it can cut. My band LOVES the sound though, and i would too if it werent for that blasted action...which is also giving me some buzz. Im also worried about how to adjust the height of these pickups since they have such different outputs...i know measurements would be appreciated, but i dont have them right now... so can this chunk of wood with some hardware sound like a million bucks or was this all just a really big waste of my time and money?