i rolled over to naylor's shop in warren a couple weeks ago and bought a set of 8.7k P pickups. he has tons of them. best $18 ($19 cash, tax included) i have ever spent on pickups. i put them in an old plywood P i have, which previously had a bartolini P in it. i really liked the girth of the bartolini, but it often lacked definition and really begged for a bridge J. i got some great tones with it, but it wasn't always a classic P tone. i rehearsed last night with the reverend P, and it was really nice. it cut well, and it was big and round. it's just a good, rock P tone that fills a mix nicely. it sounded really rich and resonant through both the classic 400 and the warwick quadruplet with crest Pro7200. the cabinet was an HT-112 for both. if you have a cheap P bass (SX, for example) that you plan on upgrading, save yourself some money and get one of these. you may even like the tone enough to put it in a good P bass. not a bad $20 to have lying around, just in case. i might go buy another, just for fun. and i think i'll be selling a bartolini to fund it. robb.