Hi .......I'm looking for pickup/preamp suggestions for a "modern" J-Bass. I play a lot of funk, R&B and jazzy stuff and would like to be able to get a variety of tones along the lines of Marcus Miller, Mark King, Victor Wooten, Alain Caron, etc. I already have a stock American Standard Jazz bass, so I would like this other Jazz bass to have a different sound altogether (or at least more versatility than my other Jazz). Here are a few options I'm considering: *EMG-J active pickups and EMG BTS System (2-band EQ) *DiMarzio Ultra Jazz passive pickups and J-Retro preamp *DiMarzio Ultra Jazz passive pickups and Aguilar OBP-1 preamp I used to have the EMG-J pickups in my very first bass and I remember them sounding quite modern (bordering on "sterile", but in a good kind of way). However, I was not very knowledgeable about basses and "tone" at that time so I don't know if I can rely on my opinion of these pickups. Also, I'm not sure if I should go with a 2-band or 3-band preamp. It seems like a 3-band preamp would offer more versatility, but I kind of like the simplicity of a 2-band setup (less knobs to worry about tweaking). I would appreciate any opinions from those who have first-hand knowledge of these products. I also welcome any pickup/preamp suggestions that I did not mention. Many thanks!