I am having a bass built and I need some input on soapbar/humbucker advice. I currently have a Cirrus 4 and I think those pickups sound good. I used to have a bass with Ken Smith soapbars in it and I remember them being very fat. That is the extent of my personal experience with soap/hums. (Although I did play a Tobias with Lane Poor's, and I will never forgive myself for not buying it.) I have EMG, Bartolini, Fender, and Status J's or P/J's in my other instruments. I am thinking about going with the Ken Smith's, but I am willing to listen to why I should go with Barts, EMG's, Nordie's, SD, or others. I am also looking for some input on pre's. I want a 3 band pre with either a sweepable or 3 position mid, I want an active/passive switch, and I want a coil tap on each pickup. Maybe I am asking too much. Discuss. Thanks.