So I have an '82 T-45 and the electronics are jacked. Even in humbucking mode, strung with flats, and with the tone rolled all the way off it still sounds hollow and brittle. My first instinct was to drop in a Bartolini preamp and go the active route, but with as hot as these pickups are I am wondering if wiring it like a p bass, but with an HB/SC coil tap, would yield good results. The tone I'm going for is a meaty low-end stingray type, and my main bass rig is a Mesa Bass 400 and a fearful 15/6. Any input would be greatly appreciated as this bass has more sentimental than monetary value.