Hello. I've got EMG soapbars in my bass, model J in the neck, and DC in the bridge. They both have a lot of treble, but the treble is at very high frequencies. Most amps I play with don't have any reproduction in those frequencies, so a regular P-bass sounds a lot brighter than my EMG equipped neck-thru! I think the J in the neck would have the sound I want if I could adjust it a LOT closer to the strings. Problem is, it's almost touching them already! What I want is a honky funky sound usually found in the 70's soul and funk music, although perhaps a bit brighter. EMG P soapbar had a good output, but the sound is even more distant. The DC in the bridge is decent for the Adam Nitti / Alain Caron -type sound, and it is possible I could live with that. This time I'm not aiming for the MM sound I love so very much, because my next bass will be very Stingrayish. The Bartolinis I've tried so far have more or less the same problem, and they have less treble. I think the new Bartolini Classic Bass would be good, but I need two very different sounding pickups, for the neck and the bridge. I would hesitate trying EMG CS or TW unless someone clearly tells me that they have more hi-mids than J, P and DC. Reading what I've written so far, makes me think I want a very unsoapbarish sound from the neck pu. And I think that's true. So what should I try? My bass is a 5-string, maple neck-thru, mahogany body, ovangkol top, ebony fretboard. The pickups are pretty much in the J-bass locations. -Aki.