I just bought myself a Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI. There are a coupla things wrong with it (the bridge pickup is utterly worthless, and I need to install a string tree for the middle two strings to stop them rattling in the nut), but overall I'm really pleased. The fit and finish are really exceptional for the price point, and it's super fun to play. I play exclusively fingerstyle on my "real" basses, but this thing is a total hoot with a pick. Soundwise, I am not getting quite what I'm after running into my MarkBass rig. I think ideally what I would use for amplifying this thing would be a vintage Fender Bassman... that would sound wicked cool! But I'm not rich, and I'm not going to schlepp a separate amp to gigs. So, do any of you have experience with these beasts? And if so, how would you go about making it sound less like a bass and more like a Jazzmaster (or a Tele!) tuned an octave down? I'm considering trying a Tech21 Blonde to see if that will get me in the zone, and adding a spring reverb pedal to my board. Thoughts?