I had been planning to buy the Nordstrand NJ4SE but after having spent some time listening back to the recordings I had made with the stock pups, I'm thinking about going back. There's something about those pickups... It's definitely not the traditional P/J sound. It's almost like it's pre-Eq'd to cut out some of the lowest bottom and push a little of the upper mids. And now that I've got an actual jazz bass, I find myself wanting that old "dynamic correction" tone back (turns out the straight J tone sits in the mix better in a few of the bands I play with). Luckily, there's somebody wanting to sell a brand new, uninstalled set of them locally, so I'm gonna grab them and try them out again. I regret cutting the wire the way I did.