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Oh man! I’m definitely not cool enough to pull that off, lol.

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That is sweet looking John! I’ve this bass!

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I love this bass! Is what I meant to say!

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This is fabulous. It has Rigs of Dad written all over it.

https://www.instagram.com/rigsofdad/?hl=en

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Man the pickup choices for a music man upgrade are so damn varied. Really run the gamut. Hard to decide what to do.

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That’s as cool as @John_E
When I upgraded my Ray4 the recommended pickup was the Aguilar Ag 4m .
@T_dub was a massive fan of it

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Yeah that is on top of the list, from what I have read and watched it is the go to.

There are also a lot of oddballs out there with very varying tone from super bright to mildly meh.
Since I have a EBMM HH, and it is a bit hard to slap with with the neck pickup in the way, maybe the Aguilar AG4M is the way to go. However, it is only wired in straight parallel, so cannot switch series/parallel. Not a big deal, but the push/pull would be rendered useless.

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Nananananananananananana… BatBass!

Btw dunno what ur after but AG4M isnt very bright, but has great lows. SD is much brighter.

If you want more classic MM sound Id go SD.
AG for modern sound.
Both are great.

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I have no opinion on the control, series/parallel does seem to make sense. But Smoking in the Boys Room by Brownsville Station popped in my head

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Don’t want to get off topic too much, and I know I’m reviving an old discussion from a few months ago on this thread, but I just ran across this article on why the imperial measurement system (and a lot of old measurement systems) have been able to survive and even thrive when the metric system is objectively superior (for a bunch of reasons.) I thought you might like to take a look - really interesting read.

In a nutshell it comes down to practicality for common use - the metric system often produces measurements for everyday items/situations that are hard to remember, non-intuitive, and difficult to calculate in your head vs. many imperial measurements that are based on everyday intuitive knowledge, easy to remember and usually easily calculated because they are divisible like @Barney mentioned.

(I’d never thought about it much before - scientist by profession means I’ve been in the metric camp forever.)

The article is a bit tongue-in-cheek and makes fun of some metric outcomes, it’s meant to be humorous - but it gives some common sense examples of why imperial can be very practical - and that’s why it’s still hanging on and in use.

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Thank you for pointing this out. Yes, I love this article!

I think it highlights the key point, every system is optimized for some perspective and will be awkward from some different perspective. It’s always an arbitrary choice based on priorities.

It’s neat for someone that water boils at 100 degrees, but if you are a videographer maybe you want the color temperature of daylight to be 100 degrees.

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