Hipshot Ultralight tuners help balance the bass nicely. Lakland’s own bridge allows you to anchor the strings in a traditional manner, but also through the body for maximum sustain.
Two Bartolini USA offer great quality and coupled to the 3 band Bartolini preamp you have more than enough room to experiment. The preamp can be bypassed for a more traditional tone.
Lakland has been using this pickups arrangement since the early 90’s and it is in fact one of the best we can think of: a single coil at teh neck, plus a splittable humbucker at the bridge. Actually, the 3 way miniswitch lets you select the North or South coils in the humbucker as well as both in parallel. In fact, you can get (among others) sounds that closely resemble a Musicman, a Jazz Bass and even a modern Precision. All of them are there and if you take some time to tweak the controls, you will find more useable sounds