I want to replace the passive pickups in my Brice Defiant multiscale. The pickups need bar type magnets due to the angle. Mostly I play rock so a punchy, compressed, high attack tone is important but I would rather stay passive as I get paranoid about my 9v in my other instruments dying mid set. I'm torn between the EMG 40hz and Seymour Duncan SSB-5. I had considered a Lace Bass Bar but they are pretty expensive and the EMGs and SDs are available for fairly cheap on eBay. After listening to some Youtube comparisons, it appears the EMGs have more bass response, but the SDs have more clarity. Does anyone have any experience with the two or other recommendations?