On Saturday I couldn't have been happier with my tone, within my band in our band room. This morning I'm in a fking awful mood because of how last night went down. I went in to rehearse with a new band last night and my tone was absolutely horrendous. The bass sound was akin to a tin drum full of camels who had been force fed 6 liters of laxative the hour before. The only difference to my setup was that instead of our usual bandroom I was in a room 2 doors down. Now I know that I was dealing with a different group of people. The guitarist's tone was bogg and midrangey and the drummer was a different guy but I was just like a deer in headlights; I just couldn't compensate when I needed a solid foundation more than anything. All I could pull was a halfway decent high-range tone which left the music feeling gutless, wrong and devoid of definition. And I needed to impress these guys because they had asked for me specifically. I was about 10 deep breaths short of kicking sh*t over and leaving. So what I want to ask is, what the hell is the smartest thing to do when everything kicks in and the bass just sounds all wrong in the space? All I could think of to do was duck my lows, and boost my mids, and it just failed. I was only 20 feet away from my usual spot in the building and I might as well have been on fking Mars. The whole affair has made me really gun-shy about ever signing on for a fill in gig again.