Hey fellas. I have played a couple of basses with the Nordstrand dual coils. Let me say that I do like the pups best when its passive, I think the sound you get from parallel and coil tap modes just flat out rock. Now, in a bass I had it was paired up with an aguilar obp3, and it was ok, but got real boomy when you really tweaked out from flat. Played some basses with the east preamp, and I still feel that nearer to flat was where it shined. Granted, in both setups there are a lot of variations you can get that sound real nice, still thought the passive was best. So......you guys tried these pups with any other preamp? Bart 3 band? Sadowsky? Any experience you have would be great, and for the record I know many peeps are happy with the two setups I stated in the 2nd paragraph. I think its not bad, but I am wondering if there realy is a magical fit for it that I just need to try.