(Forwarned, I'm thinking out loud here...) Well, In my future DP bass I was dead set on a Tone Freak configuration, I.E. Triple coils, Piezo, Active/passive EQ, In/out-of-phase, ect. Now, I figured "Hey, Maximum tones, right?". Yeah, then I went and got a tone machine of an amp. Now, I'm wondering what to do for my pickups. I mean, thousands of guys get by one one or two pickups, including myself at the moment. And I really only EQ the amp one or two ways, and I'm happy as can be with it. So now, what's on my mind is what to do. This is a serious question. I could go ape on the pups and EQ, but in reality, I don't know if I'd use more than three settings ("Thunder" "Slap" "Other"), and I could really shave a lot off of the price if I went with say, just two soaps, and maybe the Piezo. I could say "Go and get it, at least it's there, you know, in case." But, not having them in the first place, I don't think I'd miss them that much (e.g. at all). You know, break my heart, I can't have an out-of-phase Single(phantom) coil with a Piezo, and then go to in-phase Series mode with Smiley EQ. On the other hand, if I got it... So...my current wonderment, is what to do about this new perspective? Go with it? Or run with the original Idea, which is still appealing, don't get me wrong. Then I have to redesign and re-think the pup config. But, I'm not going anwhere soon... I hate bass.