I'm currently working on an MIJ P bass for a friend of a friend. He's thinking about changing the pickup out because the sound isn't what he's hoping for. From what I can gather, it sounds like he's looking for something smoother and mellower than what comes stock. My personal experience with P pickups is kind of limited, as I gave up on using straight-up P basses long ago. I've got personal experience with Lace Sensors, EMG, Duncan QP, a number of stock Squier pickups, and these MIJ ones. I've had PJ configs with Dimarzio, EMG, stock Fender and Squier. From what I've owned, I know that EMG and Duncan QPs are probably the exact opposite of what he's after, if that helps. So... if this cat is looking for something smooth, balanced, mellow, what should I be leaning towards? Or if there's a tone map/chart of every P pickup, showing how they all compare, I wouldn't mind seeing that as well. And just so you know, I'm going to be putting flatwound strings on it to help mellow it out in general.