Hey all, For my high school jazz band, I can't seem to get the tone I want from my amplified upright bass. Regarding the volume-related shenanigans: My amp has a Gain knob, a Master knob, and the pickup on the upright also has a volume knob. - Our school makes us use portable Realist Sound Clip pickups because they use the same basses for our orchestras. They take about 30 seconds to put on/take off, and they're convenient little buggers. The SoundClip The amp I use also has the standard 4 knobs for EQ'ing, (Bass, Low mid, High mid, and Treble). My jazz director (who is a trumpet player?) made me play with the Bass turned to about 8 o'clock, Low mid at 12, High mid at 1, and treble at 2. This ended up sounding horrible in my opinion. The tone was way too gritty and dirty. I am looking for a much cleaner tone that sounds more organic, like a very loud upright bass rather than an amplified upright bass. After some research and trial and error, I put my gain very low and the volume knob on my pickup very low, while keeping the master higher to compensate. I also kept the bass around 10, with the low mid at 12, the high mid at 1, but I turned the treble down to about 10. This has all helped me get a much cleaner tone, but it still isn't how I want it to be. I am definitely not a professional when it comes to this, and there's not much online on how to get a good amplified double bass jazz tone. Any help is welcome! Thank you!