I have a MIA Urge I, 32 in. scale, etc. Its tone is rather metallic... Other than the scale length, neck and body are pretty conventional...seems as though it boils down to pickups and electronics (which might mean I'm in the wrong forum). Any thoughts on why it sounds like it sounds? Since I don't play it much, and have a few very modern sounding basses, I'm thinking of playing around with it and installing flats, making it passive, etc. to get a totally different sound that what I have in my other instruments...a kind of musicmaster/mustang bass on steroids type project.