Im having a custom bass built for me and with it ive run into a bit of a dilemma. Its a shortscale 4 string with 26 frets which leaves a very small space for pickups. I like a hifi modern tone like emgs and i was originally going to use a emg35p (pbass pickup in soapbar shape)+ plus 35dc combination but it may not fit onto the limited space on the bass or they would have to be placed very close to each other. Despite this they are still 2 different types of pickups so perhaps this will have a greater effect on tone rather than the space between pickups? other options i was looking at are dual bartolini type soapbars as they are thinner in width and would theoretically allow the pickups to be wider spaced. considering "bright" barts or aguilar dcbs for this. Then finally a jazz bass configuration, jazz bass pickups being the thinnest would allow for the greatest space between , perhaps a configuration that is similar to a warwick thumb might work? I wouldn't have space for traditional jazz bass spacing. For this I was considering emg jazz pickups. what do you guys think?