Originally Posted by pickbass
Ksandvik, I don't worry that much about sound being too thin anymore. I use pretty much every bass tone there is at every gig. I've found it is a whole lot easier, at least for me, to tame a thin and overly bright sound than try to bring treble out of a bass that has a dark sound. We have several '80s songs in the set list that have very bright tones that make even a Ric sound dark.
Yes we all have various opinions but for me the more the wood resonates, the more bassy and nice the tone is. Less wood in the body or neck, the resonation levels decrease.
You could of course compensate with EQ and compression but the natural bass sound is gone and replaced with a generic bass sound with no character. Anyway, just my opinion (and use of physics :-) ).