I've got an older Hamer Cruisebass, and it's loaded with Dimarzio PJs. The bass is all Mahogany, and with those p'ups tends to sound very nasally. It's currently got a 9v pre installed, a 2-band Artec 2A. I bought it used with this mod, and it sounds really great! Now, into the realm of fixing what already works... I would, if I could, lose the battery thing and go passive- if I could keep the nice low end I'm able to produce with it in its present state. I don't really love the battery because: 1) When the battery runs down, there's no way to play without it- the pups only route through the preamp, and 2) the preamp is kind of a messy little jig... I have to be careful when changing batteries lest I break a solder joint on the board. Is there a passive PJ set, or other idea that will give me a more bottom-y tone than the DiMarzios without the on-board pre? ...in a bass that sounds inherently mid-strong? Should I be looking at Nordstrands?... Maybe a DiMarzio Model-1 or similar? I had a few minutes to kill here, so I thought I'd throw it into the local mix... thanks for your time!