I'm wondering just how much the height and angle of pickups weigh in with the sound. I know it's important to have the height correct but I have a P-Bass with the Seymour-Duncan Qtr-Pounder split coil and the height is pretty good but even though the pickup is really "hot" and strong I am still not getting the pronounced high notes I need. I have tweaked my eq all different directions and still no change. It is evident when I am playing loud rock stuff and want to do some octave playing with the D and G strings. The low's are great...E and A strings sing but I can barely hear the high notes in between. I am wondering if the angle of the split coils would correct this. *SMASH where are you on this my friend? FWIW when I say angled I am talking about each pickup in a split coil being turned ridiculously towards the E and A strings and the other being turned opposite towards the D and G strings. I say that because I sometimes don't explain myself very well and wanted to give you all an idea of what the heck I am talking about.