I play a Fender USA standard Jazz Bass through a Genz Benz Shuttle 9.2 through 1 Focus 4x10.
I'm a bit stuck. Basically my issue is I can't seem to get my bass to sound "punchy" but at the same time "crisp" and "clear". I hear the Shuttle is great for that kind of sound but as much as I tweak I can't seem to get what i'm looking for.
I don't know if this is posted in the right forum? but i'm a little concerned it may be the amp/cab. The amp/cab is fairly new and I haven't had to use it at a gig as of yet, so I have only had it at bedroom level.
I'm looking for that sharp, punchy, clean Jazz bass sound... an example would be Flea's tone on Stadium Arcadium. Or even like this guy is getting in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGyrGTuMhzo
my concern is here though is that this guy has everything set flat. Is there something wrong with my set-up? am I doing it wrong in trying to find these sounds?
Really need some help guys.
I play through a Diamond Bass compressor which is always on as well. I've tried with it off, but the Diamond 100% makes the rig sound better!