I almost always eq flat. I turn my bass volume all the way up, turn the amp gain up til just before it clips, and set the amp volume accordingly. It sounds NICE
I usually only use eq if the room dictates it, such as that 2,000 sq ft concrete basement that I rehearsed in once. Weirdest room ever. (couldn't hear a thing unless I boosted the mids two clicks)
To me, this means that the pedals are really doing their thing, I'm not altering them except by tweaking their own settings
And none of my pedals right now are a preamp/eq/compressor/etc either, so there's no eq in my pedalboard
Come to think of it, I actually only own passive basses right now too, so there's no eq there either
Crap, the only eq on me right now at all is from the FOH! I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing lol!