On my Ibanez 4 string...I'm having really low output. Now, is this possibly due to the fact that I'm using a lowered tuning (BEAD, tuned CGCF), and the pups just aren't that great...or is it more likely low end pups. It's an Ibanez GSR200, so I kinda suspect the latter more than the former. But, the bass is still very servicable, so would a set of new pups be what the doctor ordered? My only thought. I have plastic up the wazoo, so would is maybe do to just mound plastic (or something similar) over the exposed pole pieces, or buy pup covers, and raise the pups, thereby getting around the nasty pops when the strings hit the pole peices. Or would the output effect be somewhere near negligible, and the pups a more permanent choice? If I did get a set of pups, it'd most likely be a set of Dimarzio DP126 P+J sets outta MF...or would you suggest a slightly better pup (but fairly inexpensive set of P+Js)? Passive.