....just get a nice overdrive pedal to add a bit of the grind/grit. I've never been much of a pedal user, and have always chased certain tones by either changing pickups or string types. I also bought and sold a lot (70+) of basses until about a year and a half ago when I kind of settled on Fender Jazz basses. I have SD Antiquity II in 2 of them, and Dimarzio Ultra Jazz in the 1. Lately I've been chasing a hint of overdrive for my classic rock band, and a little more for my Alice in Chains cover band. I have finally discovered overdrive pedals, and am really digging my Catalinbread SFT and my Sansamp bddi, while preferring the SFT due to the bddi having a little more hiss/hum when pushing the drive/gain. ...my light bulb moment- thought I'd share.