Most of us have encountered the scenario common to the MusicMan, but really all basses IMO. Inconsistent tone from the bottom to the top strings. I used the MM example because it seems to be the epitome of this condition i.e. the low strings sound great, the G string sounds tiny or weak. Usually remedies range from heavier strings to lowering the pup height on the bass side (but that changes the tone), stringing the G thru the body, etc. There are even the Bill Lawrence pups in the Roscoe Beck model that attempt to address this by having more magnets under the G as opposed to the B string. To me none of these really work. One idea that seems like it might work is simply angling the pickup(s). I am having a bass built right now with a single J at the bridge position but angled 45 degrees with the G side towards the neck. The idea being of course that the smaller strings with have a fuller tone and vice-versa. I know I'm not the first to come up with this idea, but I'm not sure how it will work...this leads me to the idea I had. Is it possible to build a pickup with a more-or-less triangular shape so that the actual sensing area of the pickup is larger as the strings get smaller? If, for example the sensing area is 3/4" under the E (or B), it might be 1 1/4" under the G. Getting more of a fatter soapbar-ish tone as the strings get thinner, and conversely getting a tighter single coil sound as the strings get fatter. I know there are other approaches to getting even tone, and I expect Dingwall owners to point out the fanned fret system. That makes sense, but I wonder if this electronic approach is viable. Would it be possible to build such a pickup?