I will be looking for a new bass in the semi-near future & one of my biggest concerns is the the amount of space between the strings & the pickups. I absolutely HATE & DISGUST the sound you get when your strings touch the pickups. I used to have this problem with my Fender Strat and the bridge pickup. I play rock & roll (use a pick a lot) with jam-influenced music. Not much slapping, popping. My favorite tone is Allen Woody from Gov't Mule. What basses would be a good starting point to have the strings higher off of the pickups? 34" scale a must, no short scales. I need some suggestions... thanks.