First of all, I have read all of the shootouts, searched this forum and all over the web before posting this. I have a Lakland Skyline JO 5 with a J-Retro preamp. I bought this bass from another TB'er a few weeks back and got an outstanding deal. I'm thrilled with the feel and unplugged resonance of this bass, but it seems to be lacking punch from the bridge pickup. It's also a very bright bass which is probably attributed to the ash body, maple neck, underwound Fralin pickups, and the pre-amp. The 35" scale makes it kind of nasel-ish sounding on the D and G strings. Since I already have a 4 string Warmoth (ash/maple) bass with Seymour Duncan single coils, I do not need to attempt to duplicate that sound with the Lakland nor do I want to copy a Marcus type sound either because I can get that quality from my other bass w/ EQ. I would like to be able to get more punch and growl from the bridge pickup and darken the bass a bit. I would still like it to retain J bass qualities at the same time. The pickups should have a humcancelling design. I'm looking for something with modern jazz/fusion characteristics that isn't necessarily slanted towards slapping. Bartolini 59 J1 - These seem like the pickups that I am looking for, but I recently played a Pedulla J2 at GC that sounded like cardboard. It was a very dead sounding bass that sounded nothing like a J. However, it had been there a long time and the strings were very dead. This bass made me nervous about Barts. Seymour Duncan SJB-5 - I don't know much about these pickups, but they could be an option. I like my other Seymour Duncans. Dimarzio Ultra Jazz - I have a feeling that these are too scooped. Sadowsky Humcancelling - Might be a better fit. I hope all this makes sense and sorry if I rambled.