I have a 6 string bass and I wanted to swap out the pickups. I want passive pups, because I will probably be adding a preamp (3 knob like the J Retro) to it also. I like to play jazz and some classic rock covers. I like the sound of a Jazz pickup, but not sure if there are any soapbars that resemble that tone. Not sure if it will play a role, but I might eventually defret this bass when I get a new 5.