I'm a guitarist who plays bass in a friend's band, and it looks like its slowly becoming a more regular committment. Have been borrowing basses here and there, but am thinking of getting my own bass. I have an affinity for the J bass shape, and am probably looking at getting a partsobass made. Going for an ash/maple body, maple/rosewood neck, and onboard preamp (builder's personal make). I've been considering my pickup options and am wondering what the difference between the PJ config and the straight J or P config is. Don't really know anyone with a PJ bass, but i've been reading that a PJ config might be more versatile? I play mainly alternative/indierock, and at home i do demo recordings for song arrangements and such - same genre. Looking for a nice growly bass sound that cuts through and shakes the stage a bit live. So bass gurus... i bow in deferment to your sage advice.