it's funny how different the same pickup can sound in different basses. used to have a 62 reissue p pickup in this pieces parts pj bass i have, and it sounded great with it...nice and mellow, but with balls, too. i've currently got it in my modded 76 precision, and it's all 500-800 in that bass. i can't figure out if it's a stronger mid content in that bass naturally or what, but i think that may be what's going on. the pieces parts bass is plywood and the 76 is a beautiful 3 pc 70's ash body. so now i think i might want to replace it with a pickup that has less obnoxious mids, but i don't want to get an overwound pickup. might throw a set of dimarzio model pj's in there just to see what happens, but i don't think i want a really hot pickup in it. the dimarzio can get a little...um...gnarly, which is fine sometimes but probably not what i want out of this bass. the tonality would be fine minus the hot output, though. i've had folks recommend the duncan spb-2 to me for a vintage style replacement, but would it be more of the same with the mids? bear in mind i have no intention of spending much money on this, so i don't see myself going for fralins or nordstrands. i want it to sound vintage, but just with a cut in the mids. i could cut it from the amp, i guess, but i thought i'd see if there was a pickup or two that would be better for me.