Hi everybody. I have a Carvin BB75 with a J99 neck pickup (single coil) and a HB bridge humbucker with coil splitter. I love the way this instrument sounds, but I also know that I don't have the possibility of making a comparison in the place I live. Recordings can hide the real tonal qualities of an instrument, so I don't think it is a good idea to judge by recordings. My bass is one of the best sounding ones in my town, along with a friend's Yamaha TRB-6, but maybe if I ever put my hands on a StingRay (for instance), my bass will start sounding like crap to me. I've been reading the general opinion about Carvin pickups and that makes me think of an upgrade. I know that tone is a matter of personal taste (and you don't have my ears so it's hard to guess what I'm looking for), but in general terms, do you think it is a good idea? I'm not looking for an specific kind of tone. Since I play many different kinds of music (from classic hard and progressive rock to salsa and Dominican merengue), something that I always look for in a bass is versatility. That's one of the things I like about my Carvin. That pickup configuration with the coil splitter gives you many options. I highly appreciate your input on this. Thank you very much in advance. Regards. P.S.: Again, recordings are not a good comparison point, but if you want to hear my BB75 (Geocities permitting ) just for having an idea, you can visit <a href="http://www.geocities.com/alvabass67/Alvabass.html" Target="_new">my modest homepage</a>, which holds some (mostly) homemade recordings. All of them but the "Cathedral" main theme were done with the Carvin.