I am building a bass (ordering bits and sticking them all together) and am getting the neck and body from Warmoth. The neck i have all figured out and have even ordered it... It is a maple neck with maple fretboard, pearl block inlays, tele headstock, vintage tint and will have gold tuners... sexy as hell! I have also figured out the body as well... Daphne blue dinky J, custom painted pickguard, no control plate with chrome hardware... but i am having a heck of a time figuring out what pickup configuration to use! I dont like the j-bass sound... it is too tight and confined for me. p-bass sounds pretty sweet but it is a little open, besides i have a bass with a pj setup and i can always solo the p pickup. I love the idea and look of the mm pickup but hate the sound of mm basses because of the active electronics. What does a mm style pickup sound like with passive electronics in the sweet spot? I would think it would have some good bass tone and have a medium tightness to it... just what i am looking for. has anyone done this? and please dont try to sell me on active... i just dont dig the sound. I am looking at the nordstrand mm4.2. nordstrand said that it will work fine passive.