Hi guys! Been reading this forum for a long time, first post here. Question about an upgrade I'm considering to a Squier bass that I love. I defretted it and refinished it completely, put a lot of love into it. I love the bass itself and the feel of the neck; right now it's using stock electronics and pickups, and La Bella nylon flatwound strings. I love the bass in general, but the sound isn't all that versatile. The tone knob, for example, doesn't do all that much; the change is barely perceptible to me. It basically always sounds the same no matter how you fiddle with the knobs. Thus, I'm thinking of adding a J Retro 01 preamp to it to gain some versatility. So, my question(s)... does my preference for nylon flatwounds limit my sound too severely to the point that adding the pre-amp won't do me any good for adding some more tone options? Should I look at upgrading the pickups as well? (Leaning toward Seymour Duncan, though not sure which exactly.) The sounds I'd like to get out of this bass are primarily rockability-esque stuff (hence the flatwounds and fretless), but I'd love to be able to squeeze out a more rock and pop style tone out of it from time to time - hoping the preamp will let me add some extra mids and higher end for rock/pop that I don't normally want for swing/rockability type music. What say you? Good idea or should I save my $300? If a PU upgrade at the same time would be wise, any particular recommendations? (I realize I'd be laying out more cash than the original bass cost, but I did put a lot of time into the refinish...) Thanks in advance for any thoughts!