Hello fellow bassists! I have recently upgraded my bass, during my 3 recent gigs it has sounded horrrrrrrrible! I use to play a ply (shen 80)- fishman full circle- gk mb 150. Amplified, it sounded great, good mid rangy growl, cut through nice. I upgraded to a hybrid (shen 150). The amplified sound is distorted, bass heavy and caused the speaker to make a weird buzzing sound. I've caulked the amp, so that's not it. I've added the FDeck, which takes the distortion away, and takes the weird buzzing away- probably caused from too much real low requency...But the midrange punch/ growl is not there. The sound is real bassy. It is at least manageable with the FDeck, thank you Francis! When I turn the pickup (to slightly alter the tone) I get little if any difference. The threads are facing up into the bridge. I would like to trouble shoot this by trying threads down, but that may involve buying a new bridge, and no garantees still. Is it possible to retro- fit this into my current bridge? <-------? Disclaimer: I have spent hours reading similar posts and used the search function extensively. I think I may take off the pick up an ensure that the bridge foot is completely flush...again. I will open the pickup and check the piezos, but assuming these two things aren't the issue, where do I go from here? The threads up vs threads down thing has me intruiged- but maybe Iam being to cheap in not trying another bridge? THANK YOU for any responses!