Question: To what extent is it possible to change the tone? My Fender is an American P/J config, with EMG pickups on 9V, Badass Bridge, and Elixir strings (heavy gauge). I like the playability lots, but I am not happy with the tone, especially compared to my 5 string fretless (Bartolini single soap bar with NTBT internal preamp on 9V), and auditioning a stock Ernie Ball Bongo bass in a store. The latter are tight and have solid presence in the mids and lows, whereas my Fender is sloppy by comparison (twangy, or boomy resonant, or something that results in ill-defined mids and lows). I've already tried several setup changes. These are my choices, as I see it: - Try Bartolini pickups and preamp - Try differnt strings (this is the third different type already) - Find a bass that already has the sound I want and trade it in. I'm getting polar opposite opinions from pros. What's your experience with these options?