Hi all. I need to choose pickups and preamp for a custom 5-string that's being made for me. Let me just describe the sound I'm after, the controls I want, and the woods being used, and then just throw it out to all of you for your thoughts. Thanks in advance! Sound: I play contemporary Christian and rock in church. I want the sound to be modern, very warm and punchy with a deep but articulate low end. I absolutely HATE nasaly and brittle mids and highs. So when I dial in some mid boost, I'd like to retain that warmth. (***EDIT: My luthier says he won't work with Bartolini, be it the company itself or the electronics, so Barts are out!) Controls: I'd like my active preamp to have at least 10db boost/cut for lows, mids and highs and a separate volume pot for both pickups, or even a pickup selector switch. I used to own a PV with a blend control which over time I came to dislike. This is because you couldn't completely "turn off" one of the pickups. For ex., if you turned the blend all the way to the neck, PV designed it so that you still got a little bridge. I don't know if all manufacturer's blend controls work that way, but I feel that a preamp with separate volume for each pickup, or a selector switch, will give me maximum control. As for 9v or 18v, I don't have a preference. Woods: The woods I've selected were done so to help promote that punchy and articulate low-end I'm so in love with: swamp ash body, wenge neck and macassar ebony fingerboard.