Hi Folks, I'm getting a new body for a Modulus Bassstar (the neck is a 24 fret version of a J-bass neck from the 1980s). I was thinking I'd go with passive pickups for a more classic tone, and so it would play better with my envelope-based effects. Basically, I'm looking for P-bass on steroids but with the ability to back off to a mellower tone, up to and including dub. Questions: when it's not in use, does a 2nd pickup in the bridge position really have much of an effect on the tone of a P-bass pickup? I've read some people saying this but it sounds a little voodoo-ish to me. Ideally, I'd like the option of a bridge MFD humbucker. My ideas: Alnico P-bass and G&L MFD bridge (would this be too much of a conflict between the tones of the two pickups?) G&L MFD P-bass and G&L MFD bridge 11-position tone-styler either way I was going to go with an Alder body for light weight and versatility, and on account of the fact that the neck should already be pretty aggressive sounding since it's graphite and phenolic. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!