I've searched threads but wanted to solicit a more specific requirement. And I thought those who have or have used Aerodynes could offer some feedback. My big concern with this bass is that the body is made of basswood. Given this, I am concerned about it's potential lack of bottom end. I would prefer to go passive with this bass but am wondering if there'll be enough "booty." I run direct with in-ears or a floor wedge 95% of the time with no on stage amp. I am considering the EMG P/J set because they are active and I can have "artificial" bass boost but I'm worried I will lose some of the warmth and character found in passive Pups. The other set I'm considering is the SD Quarter Pounder P pickup with a hot stack humbucking Jazz bridge pickup; all passive. I've heard these pickups have hot output but also have a lot of depth and fullness to them. Given these choices, do you think the EMG set would be better suited for this particular bass? For this bass, I am looking for more of a traditional sound (Jamerson, Motown maybe some more agressive edgy stuff every once in a while). I know EMG's are generally revered as a slapper's pickup but I remember that they also had a ton of bottom end with some sizzle up top (which could be rolled off with the tone knob that is part of the set). I know all about the boutiques like Fralin, Nordstrand and the Antiquity series. My concern with shelling out money for these is that they would be matched up with an inferior bass body and therefore, I wouldn't realize their full potential. Also, I am most likely going to use flatwound string with this bass. As you can see in my profile I also have a hot rodded Marcus Miller with SD Antiquity II and a John East Preamp so I have a more modern sounding bass with that setup. Anyway, I am wanting to hear from some others who have had experiences with this bass and who understand where I am coming from and where I want to go with it.