Today i friend of mine gave me his New Squier Jazz Bass California series i think it is.. The purpose: Install a brand new set of Alleva Coppolo Single Coils Pickups 250 $ (Damn, those things look luxurious) So i did.. every thing was soldered rigth, new pots, new bass, etc.. but.... the change wasn't as expected seriously, guys, i have 11 years playing, and tried a lot of good and bad basses, good and bad pickups, and i felt that the tone didn't improve, was like the same as stock pickups, but with a LITTLE more clarity.. Factors that may affect: -Amp? i dont think so, i tried the bass with a hartke HA3500 + Transporter Cab rig -Strings? No. it had fresh D'Addario strings -Failure Pickups? -Bad instalation? No, Lets be honest, how hard can be to install pickups on a passive bass Vol/Vol/Tone? The bass is Maple/Rosewood neck, body i don't, know.. So there's something i'm missing here? or this is another evidence that a crapy cheap bass will always sound poor even with a new set of expensive pickups like this?