I've played several G&L ASATs and L2000's, and I absolutely love the sounds of them--I can get modern and punchy like a MM but they seem warmer and fuller to me. I realize that one of their innovations is the infinitely adjustable polewhatevers, but that's not really why I'm interested in them. So basically, what comes closest to nailing the MFD tone? I've played EBMM Musicmen but they seem too harsh for me. Would a more vintage-type MM pickup like a Nordstrand be closer to the MFDs? And MFDs can't be bought independently, right?