Many bass players feel this way. However, they don't know what the engineer then does to the sound to make it work. Yes, you need mids to be heard, and yes, Stingrays are great for rock. The important thing to remember is that he has his tonal goals, but that doesn't make them "rules," or appropriate for any particular other player.
Originally Posted by JimmyM
"You're just the bass player."
I replied, "Not any longer I'm not."
(Ampeg PortaFlex #376, LOG #433, Country #35, CV #92, PBass #804, JBass #1205, SVT-7 Pro #7, IBaHSB #27)