First of all hello talkbass, this is my debut post at your forum, and I'm looking forward on becoming a regular reader of your forums and hopefully, I could come in handy with a couple of answers from day to day. Excuse me if you find it hard to understand me sometimes, I'm Mexican, so English isn't my first language. Anyway, I'm hunting down a 1975 jazz bass that I found for the excellent price of $1200 dlls. My favorite bass is the 1978 jazz bass, but this isn't far. It has all of it's original pieces except for the pick ups, which were replaced for a set of diMarzio DP123BK. I'm not very fond of diMarzio pickups, so my question here is: which pickups should I take a look into? I'm an all around player, I play and love prog rock with my band, but, to be honest, it isn't the most fun music to play when you're alone. When so, I rather jam along funky drum lines, and I try to improvise a little jazz from time to time. I recently sold a Warwick Corvette Std. which had a set of MEC pickups if I remember correctly. I liked them, but I found them a little too mild for my style. So, for the J-bass I was thinking maybe getting a set of passive EMG's which would sound nice when playing with my band, and maybe adding a compressor or some preamp to my set to funk on. What do you think?