Hello all! I will soon be building a passive PJ 5 string bass and I think I have decided on Nordstrand for no real reason other than they have a good reputation and they fit the standard routing templates that I can get online. I'm going to try to make this a mixture of vintage and modern. So my thoughts are: Reverse the P pickup but keep the "center" in the traditional spot. This will move the BEA pickup about 1 inch toward the bridge for slightly tighter low end, and the DG pickup about 1 inch toward the neck to be slightly warmer. I might just rout a big rectangle in the body and try the pickups both ways to see the difference. Passive wiring - 1 volume, 1 tone, and a 4 way rotary switch for bridge solo, both pickups in series, both in parallel, and neck solo. In my limited experience with passive pickups there's very little change in adding the bridge pickup until it's fully on, so might as well make it a switch to get the series option too. Not sure where I should place the J pickup, I usually just use it combined with the P when I want a tighter sound. I rarely solo the J. Should I get the vintage NPVJ5S or just the regular NPJ5S? The S is for noise cancelling, and the description of the J is the same on both on Nordstrand's site. So do I want the vintage P or a more modern P? Anyone have a link to a comparison? I'm sure both are great. For reference I like the bass tones of the Killers, Muse, RHCP, Jet, Franz Ferdinand, and similar rock from late 90s thru today. I use a VT Bass DI as my main "amp," B7k for light OD, Cusack Screamer Fuzz for heavier stuff, and 3 Leaf You're Doom for synthy stuff. Any thoughts or tips? Thanks!