Hey gang. I've asked this question elsewhere, but I didn't get much of a helpful response, but since this subforum is all about pickups, I figure I'll give it another go. My Ibanez SR506 has a set of Bartolini pickups and 3-band EQ. It sounds great for the most part, but when I venture into the low end, it gets really muddy. It's not my amp, and I've done just about everything with my EQ. I know Barts are notoriously dark. I'm not exactly looking for a bright pickup, but I want something more aggressive and that won't get muddy in the low-end. It's mainly when I get down to the E and B that things get hairy. It's definitely the electronics. I was thinking of putting in some EMG DCs and a 3 band EMG EQ. But what do you guys suggest? I've thought about rewiring it all passive, but what other choices do I have? New pickups? New preamp? Both?