The thing is, you can try and lower the bass as much as you like, but if you are playing though a 6" or even 8" speaker in the stock cab, you'll never really hear any real difference. The small speaker cannot move the amount of air required to produce any significant bass. Now, plug into a 12" speaker cab and stand back. You'll have bass galore. With the mods I have made, single coil (or even stacked humbuckers) sound great through my 12" cab. PAF type humbuckers are still a little wooly for my taste, so I am trying to resolve that issue.