Hi everyone - I'm looking at replacing the stock pickups in this bass. I have pulled the preamp out and running passive but I find the pickups sound a little poor. The tone is quite scooped and boomy. What I am after is something a little closer to the tone I get from my Dimarzio PJ set in my 4 string. Clear, meaty with defined mids. Now due to the routes I am limited in choice but my choices are Dimarzio Area J, Nordstrand NJ5 or NJ5S and Sadowsky singles or hum cancelling. My main prerequisites are ballsier, meatier tone and staggered pole pieces would be a nice touch. Let me know your thoughts and yes, the tone I am primarily looking for is pick style rock/hard rock/metal. I will want to keep the set up passive. Links to sound clips would be awesome too! Thanks everyone.