This is my new bass I got used from Guitar Center. It looked and played so nice that I had to. This is my first experience with active EMGs. The neck pickup is 40J which is a single coil under that cover. The bridge is a 40DC. The neck is probably half as quiet as the bridge. It's actually a little shocking. I wouldn't say the height is a huge difference from pickup to pickup. I am just thinking the J pickup is a lot quieter than the DC. Does anybody have experience with these 2 pickups together?