Went into the studio Saturday to work on an interesting modern rock project. I was using an Aguilar 680 pre into the power section of an Acoustic Image Clarus into my Accugroove Tri 112. The bass I was using was my Sadowsky NYC Vintage PJ. We miced the cab and also took it direct out of the back of the Aggie. The engineer said during the first run-through he was going to listen to the straight sound of the bass first before potting up the mic on the cabinet. He listened to the sound of the PJ for about a minute, came out, and took away the mic. He said, "The way that bass sounds by itself, we don't need to mess it up with anything else." Gotta love that Sadowsky tone. The first song was very driving, high energy. I had the pickup selection right in the middle for maximum guts with cut. Just a little touch of the treble rolled off, with the active controls bass up about 25%, treble up maybe 10%. Great bottom, very obvious in the mix without being dominating. (BTW, the nickels are definitely bright enough for me.) The second song was a more moderate, what we used to call a "slow dance song" back when I had hair. Rolled the VTC off about 50%, used a lot more of the P than the J, and we had a nice solid sound under beautiful piano and strong vocals. I know people keep posting to excess about Sadowskys, but there is a reason that happens a lot.