G'day TB'ers, TLDR at the bottom. I come back to your wealth of knowledge and experience once again. I currently have in my possession a OLP musicman stingray copy and a Ibanez GSR206. I will be looking at upgrading ONE of these guitars pickups/wiring in the near future, but im trying to figure out which one i should choose. The OLP is passive, 5 string, made from maple and heavy enough to break a toe through a shoe. I love the obnoxiously large tuners and the body seems to fit well with my stature. I haven't done any upgrades to the beast so it still has the crappy pickup and jack it came with. I would be looking at upgrading the pickup to something like a seymore duncan to try and get closer to that MM sound (minus the pre-amp) The Ibanez GSR206 is active, 6 string, made from basswood and light enough to carry with a finger. The neck is wide, but the action is nice and low and the neck pup gives me something akin to a fender sound when the active pot is rolled off. The wood is weak, with lots of chips taken from the body, and the pups struggle to play anything lower than an E without the stupidly noisy "PHAT II" pre-amp crap. Hoping to replace the bridge with an aftermarket soapbar to help makeup for the drop past the low E and ripout/replace the preamp. I love both these bases for each of their own characteristics and the options they both provide. However i know they can be made better, and the goal is to essentially do one up as my "main" bass and keep the other for backup. I'm not scared to choose one and stick to it. TLDR; New pickup/electronics for my OLP musicman? If so can you suggest something better than the seymore duncan to achieve my sound? OR New Pickup /electronics for my active Ibanez GSR206? Can you help suggest something soapbar like that will help the bridge get a bit of character and beef? Deadhead.