I've got a peavey milestone II that i got for free from my friend. i'm mainly a guitar player and drummer but i've been getting more and more into bass over the last few years thanks to primus and type o negative. I've been able to use my mxr 6-band eq to get a nice smooth clean tone but i play with a good amount of distortion as well (along with picking and power chords). the stock pickups are poppy as hell and i've heard good things about seymour duncan bass pickups. i'm looking to get a smoother distorted tone, a lot peter steele's later type o stuff. any recommendations?
Smoother sounds like EMG and DiMarzio to me.

Try the EMG PX or DiMarzio Model P/ Split P.
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