'urgent' Hi, 2 days ago, I bought the american deluxe jazz, brand new. In the store a love it. Great instrument, great neck, look terrific... At home, when I played along a song, I realized there was not much thump. I really like the bridge pickup alone for jazz solos (Jaco style), but for grooving on a rock tune, the sound seems thin to me, no matter the setting. Like 'floating' in the mix. Lot of 'grrr' but no thump, and the sound didn't fit well with the bass drum. I tried active and passive setting. Is it because of the stock string? I'm used to play on DR hi-beam. Then... I took my Squier VM P... sound awesome in the mix when play along (300$). Then, took my SBMM Ray35, sound awesome in the mix when play along (700$). Then I took back the Deluxe, sound just ok, not better (1700$). The music store is open for exchange. Instead, I'm thinking about buying a good mexican P, and mod it a little to my taste. I want to start taking gig on the bass (I'm a keyboard player). I'm not a gear snob, but I know how the business work... I can't play a squier on gig, it's not serious enough. But I can certainly put the VM pickup and swap it into a mexican Fender. What would you do? Thank you for your fast answer, I must go to the music store this afternoon if I want to do exchange.