a long long long long time ago before the ice, before the snow a teenaged iplaythatfunk wanted a more powerful sounding pickup for his Squier p-bass, (which had a duncan designed copy of the Seymour Duncan "vintage" p-pickup) and he decided on the active EMG p-bass pickup that EMG so eloquently calls "P". And even though I've had it on for many years, I've never really liked it much. It's got this really unpleasant, kind of scratchy high-end to it that causes me to use really old dead strings on it. Other than that I can only get rid of it by rolling the tone all the way down, so between that, and using dead hard-to-play strings, I'm really bored of the EMGs and am looking for a replacement. I'd really like something with high-ish output, and a punchy midrange, or otherwise good ability to cut through the mix, without being hissy or scratchy sounding. I've heard that the DiMarzio Split P is, like, super articulate and has a hard, edgy sound, but can anyone comment on how it sounds, particularly the top-end (and hey, why not compared to the EMG, if anyone has experience of both?) The Will Power Middle P-pickup also seems interesting, since the DM website claims that it has as much bass and treble but with more midrange. I don't know how far charts like that can be trusted though, so any experience of both these pickups would be much appreciated. The Geezer Butler pickup also seems interesting and from what I've heard it's not a lot like EMGs active pickups. So uhh... help?!