My main bass is a Lull M5V that has the custom wound 60's Duncans. So that does the vintage thing great for me. I'm getting a Jazz deluxe and I'm not sure how much of a "modern" tone these have. I'll give it a test drive but in the meantime I'm exploring pick-up options. I've done the Sadowsky thing before and while they sound great $405. is a little steep. I'm thinking EMG's but I wanted some feedback on other choices for a more active modern sounding Jazz..