Hiya folks. Longtime reader first time poster. Sorry for the lurking, lol. I have a question about a Spector that the bassist in my band uses. Apologies for not knowing the model name, but he recently acquired an import bolt on neck model 4 string Spector. It's a decent player but the tone is, well, poo. Clang, clang, clang, even when he uses his fingers. Having been a bass player for many years myself, I prefer Fender style basses. Me and our drummer have been trying to get him round out and warm up his tone for awhile now, but we both feel that it's the guts of the Spector that are working against us. Both of us have also heard plenty of clangy Spectors over the years and were fairly dismayed when he showed up practice with this e-bay acquired axe. The owner of said Spector is finally seeing the light on what we've been trying to get through to him about tone. He's running into Sansamp RBI preamp in front of a GK 700rb(by-passing the preamp of the GK). I've played my Fender Jazz through that setup and I know it's capable of some decent tone, so we think it's down to pick ups. Sooooo... What do y'all recommend? Is there a good replacement set for folks wishing to take some of the brightness and get a more balanced tone out of the Spectors? Again, I apologize for not have the exact specs, but whatever info will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.