sry if this has been covered, but i wasnt sure what to search for... can your sound/performance be affected negatively if you have too many pickups? im wondering about a bass with four or five, those big fatty ones, with no gaps inbetween. that way they would function as a ramp (?). i think i've seen things like this, but not very often. i would guess that the more of the string is "picked up," the thicker your tone is. so why dont people do it?