My Valenti has Sadowsky HC Pickups, and a Sadowsky preamp, without the VTC. I needed new strings, so I threw some D'Addario ProSteels on there. They sound good, and feel all right, but they're too bright. Sometimes. For slap and such, it's great. For fingerstyle, not so much. Even when I roll the treble off on my amp, it's too bright for fingerstyle. Do I need to add the VTC?