I am going to upgrade my EMG-HZ soapbar pups to something active. I am looking at EMG 40DC or Seymour Duncan BASSLINES ASB-BO "Blackouts". I am trying to figure out if one is better, or if they are essentially the same thing. The price and description are about the same. I get the impression all EMGs are engineered to sound alike, maybe the SD will yield a unique tone? Maybe not. I also see Aguilar has an active pup. Anybody have experience with these products? The instrument in question is a Schecter Stiletto Studio 5, my main stage bass which is downtuned a minor 3rd each string. It already has an active 3-band EQ, which is going to get upgraded to a Darkglass Tone Capsule or an Aguilar OBP-3 (still on the fence there too). I am going for a sound in the neighborhood of metal/hard rock. Any thoughts?