Newish TBer, so please be easy on me. So I'm borrowing a friend's Ken Smith Black Tiger Elite... It has walnut sides (top) and (tiger) maple body/neck and ebony fingerboard. It is awesome. But the one thing I don't like about the Ken Smiths is how nasally they sound. They just sound kind of pinched and odd. Which is awesome in certain situations but not all... Anyways, in the next few years I hope to order a custom bass (probably from MTD, but open to suggestions). I want the low end to be a tight sounding as the KS without the D and the G sound having that weird nasal sound to it. Is that just something about the preamp in it, the woods it's made, or what?