For the first time in my bass playing life I had to adjust the EQ from 12 o'clock across the board. My two main basses are a MIM Jazz and a Schecter Omen Extreme 4. I've always kept the EQ level on both, because I've never had any problem with the way I've sounded (and no one has said anything).
I defretted a Yamaha BBN4 myself and never really dug the sound. Finally today it dawned on me, why not mess with the EQ? Sure enough, I move both the mids to 3ish and the low to 1-2 and wow. I was playing a whole new bass. I know I'm a moron, but I was just so used to not having to adjust EQ that I didn't notice.....but I am happy now
Sorry for the rant. You can make fun of me if you want. I know I deserve it.