I'm really just ranting and this is fun writing down. Someone talk me out of killing this guy.... I'm playing regular gigs on the Disney/Sea World/Convention circuit in the Central Florida area and am about to strangle the guitarist with his own strings. I'm really open to comments about my tone etc. since I think everyone should be striving to better their playing and overall sound of their rigs. Recently the guitar player started to complain about my tone saying that it's too mid-rangy and that it isn't suited for our band (Soul, R&B mixed in with some Country). Keep in mind that I mostly play a Fender RBV about 90% of the time in the neck position to emulate a P-bass. I also run through a MarkBass LM3 with the mid controls almost off and I play fingerstyle with this group and play close to the neck. I get numerous comments on my tone and playing as positive, yet this guy doesn't let up. He even went so far as to tell me that my bass isn't really a 'Fender' because it isn't what everyone else uses... idiot! Saturday night I took my MMan Sterling for a couple of slap funk tunes and he told me that Music Man basses are terrible for slap. What is something sarcastic, funny or just plain rude that I can say to shut this ass up?