Hello, all. I'm purchasing a bass which has a good alder body and a one piece maple neck. The only issue is that the stock pups are rather weak. It is a jazz bass, and it would be played in my grunge rock band, lightly overdriven, with a touch of chorus here and there. Our tuning is E standard, with the occasional drop D thrown in. I beseech the Dark Elder Gods of TB to impart their wisdom upon me!!!