My long, erratic search for a good Jazz bass is finally close to a purchase. Having given up on inconsistent and mediocre Fenders, I was struck by the "open", smooth sound and extended top end in both Sandbergs and now recently Lakland (my first encounter with that brand). So how do they cut it on stage? I am used to the thick lows and slightly dirty mids from Fenders. Those basses work very well, soundwise in our power trio. Mix is not busy, but I generally gave a deep-ish, clean tone with less emphasis in the "bark" and top range. You will still hear that I play roundwounds, but I keep it slightly mellow. Will the "sweet" tone in the Sandberg or Lakland (Skyline 44-60) add nothing or even work against a good mix for us? We play Hendrix, John Scofield, John Mayer, SRV etc.