I picked up one of the new Ibanez "Soundgear" (in name only, trust me) basses with dual Alnico MM-style humbuckers & a 2 band eq. The pickups sound fine, I think, but the pre seems a bit loud, and kind of metallic in the treble. I'm considering maybe replacing the pups with Duncan MM style pups and having a preamp by-pass installed to play it in passive mode; or, having a different preamp installed & leaving the pups (which seem fine) alone; or, replacing both the pups and preamp. This unit has 4-in-line controls: volume, pan, bass & treble (I'd prefer a midrange over the treble, which I never use). Any opinions? I've got very little practical experience both with these types of pickups and with 2-band eq's designed for them, so I'm hoping some here may have dealt with this before & could help me out. Thanks!