I play guitar in a power trio Christian rock band, and my bassist has been complaining about our volume drop when I stop chording and start soloing. Often, the guitar solo should be the loudest part of the tune, but this is hard to do when all the rhythm guitar sound goes away. I've tried a lot of things on my end to fix this- I've added a compressor to my rig to smooth out volume changes between rhythm and lead, I've stacked distortions to thicken my tone, I've used delays, I've even flat boosted my volume on solos... but all it does it make the solos louder- it doesn't fill that void. I tried having the drummer help to fill it with cymbals, but that gets loud and obnoxious pretty quickly. It's worked on some of the songs, but others can't be fixed with percussion. ...Which leaves the bass. I'm looking for a good effect that can thicken the bass tone to fill some of the space left from switching from rhythm to lead guitar. I've been playing around with some effects on bass, but I still haven't found the sound I'm looking for. I bought a Danelectro Transparent Overdrive which was really neat, but not quite thick enough. Distortion seems to be too fizzy for bass. Thoughts? Recommendations? Solutions?