I played a pre-Gibson Tobias Classic 5 at a local Guitar Center. I almost crapped myself. That tone was the most incredibly smooth and sexy tone I've ever heard. Now, I know that pickups aren't the only tonal contributor. However, I would like to know what pickups I can get that fit the EMG 40 Shape housing and get close to that type of tone. Basically, the tone was extremely smooth (not growly), but not muddy in the least. Once the right places were boosted/cut the slap tone was incredible as well. Those are the only natural tones of the pickup that I need. Everything is secondary. This is the bass I'm working with. CLICK HERE Maple body, maple/wenge neck, rosewood fingerboard. Any help is greatly appreciated! -Eric.