Lately I have been looking around for a different bass, mainly a p bass. This morning some guy's post (sorry sir, i'll find that post ) struck my by saying, you don't really need a new bass, changing pick ups may only cost a few bucks and you feel like having a totally different bass. The post also reminded me that when I bought my bass I put more money into the preamp, other stuff, as I can always change the pick ups later. The current pick ups in my bass are Nordstrand NJ4 Pickups and the pre amp is an Aguilar OBP-3. Jazz bass' sound awesome, but for some reason I can't dial a tone I like. I mean this guy here, uses a jazz bass and it sounds awesome. Sure I know he uses a passive bass first of all, I guess I can always put the EQ on my bass flat ? or take the whole preamp out ? that would be a waste I guess. I was also wondering about the whole preamp in my bass / preamp in my amp ? am I supposed to put one flat, and use the other one ? or something ? Any ideas for a good motown wise - 70s tone ? Pickup Change ? Thanks !