I've seen a couple of threads where newbies ask which bass they should get and sometimes the Tobias Toby-Pro gets mentioned, then slammed. The reason given is that the pick-ups are weak (Tobias korean pickups). I am myself an owner of a Toby-Pro6 and can attest to this fact. When A-B'ing between basses, all sound louder than the Tobias, including my 79 fender P bass (still my favourite bass). This said, I believe most of the reviews of the Tobt are too harsh. Aside from the pick-ups and wiring, the bass is very well constructed. It is built like a tank, action is superb with no buzzes whatsover and the tone is really good too (IMO). I also own a Yamaha Trb-6P (Pattitucci model), the fender P, and Da Capo Fretless and the recording engineer (where I do session work) keeps asking me to use Tobias. He's even borrowed it (for too long now ). Seeing how I am quite happy with the sound but would welcome any improvement and would like stronger pick-ups, would you think that a switch to Bartolinis would make sense. All comments appretiated.