#1
Asking for two reasons.
1. I'm shit-arse bored.
2. Playing my Lakland 55-64 through my rig at band practise last night I really loved the tone with finger style, hated it with the pick. Too bright and aggressive.
So maybe I'm looking for something a little more vintagey? I like a bit of mid scooping these days but not to extremes and I cut through just fine.
I think Nordstrand do one, along with Fender and Lakland of course. I DO NOT want to go active, at all. Ever, and I'm not changing my strings either .
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#2
Did you try a different pick? Sounds too simple, but sometimes it can make a huge difference.
#3
I agree with that guy ^

I use a 3mm stubby pick and it's not too trebley at all

you could even go felt

OT: I was going to say Nordstrand.

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#4
Nordstrand NP5's are always a good bet. Bartolini does make a set, the 58CBP which are quite nice. Unfortunately nothing else comes to mind, aside from watching eBay and seeing what pops up. There really aren't too many manufacturers making 5 string P sets, at least not ones that are readily available us normal folk.
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#5
yeah if you finger tone is good then why fuss over pups, switch picks and see if it helps.
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#6
That over-agressiveness tended to show through a fair bit with the fingers too when I got a bit enthusiastic, both those things combined were what made me think new pickups.
Good idea to try some different picks though, I do love my yellow tortexes but I'm not overly precious about them, maybe some thick nylons will do the trick.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB