Hello, I've been browsing these forums for advice for a long time but now I have a question of my own! I am converting an '89 Charvel Charvette Japanese cheapo p-bass into a 60's-style Frankenstein for use as a live back-up bass and for some new sounds for recording. I would like to keep it a single-pickup bass and acquired a '62 Dearmond gold foil to replace the stock reverse-p-bass pickup. I have already filled the old pickup route and the gold foil will be top-mounted. My question is where should I position the gold foil? I love the sound of Harmony H-22s on recordings (haven't played one myself), which is what inspired me to use this pickup. For reference, I use flats. All this inclines me to place it near the neck for maximum low-end thump; however, my main bass is an Epiphone Jack Casady, with a low-impedence pickup in the middle position, and while I assume this bass will be an entirely different animal, I'm afraid of losing that middle-position punch and the high-mid spike that provides that "WOMP" sound I associate with the bass on Captain Beefheart's Safe As Milk album. Since I have to route a hole under the pickup for the wire, I would like to put it in the right place the first time. I love the mid-range punch, harmonic overtones, and full-range richness I get out of the Casady but wouldn't be opposed to a little more punch. I play with a pick and quite often use palm-muting for Carol Kaye-style 60s thump. However, the Dearmond is very hot (something like 11.5k, whatever that means in the physical world), and I wonder if it will still allow me plenty of punch in the neck position, where I could get some extended low-end, which the Casady seems to lack through my set-up. Then again, I don't want to lose sound definition, as I play a lot of melodic fills and Jack Bruce-style fuzz-bass solos in a power trio and don't want everything to turn to mush. Anyone have thoughts on this? I need to finish up this project in the next few days, and this is the final aspect in question. Sorry for the very long post, my love for thump and womp overcame me. Your help and brutal honestly is greatly appreciated!