Picked up this beauty for $140 at Guitar Center today. Neck is amazing. It came with some DR blacks on it (which I didn't care for and swapped out) but while it sounds a lot better, I'm still not completely satisfied with the sound. A little background:The tone I'm aiming for is an aggressive growly rock tone with nice punch. Usually run a overdrive pedal with the gain set low for just a hint of that tube-style Chris Squire tone. Amp is a Fender bassman 250 1x15. In comparison with my former main bass (a Squire Jaguar vintage modified) there are a few shortcomings that I can't really grasp, since this is a considerably higher end axe. 1.) Aside from more low end, the overall output is reasonably quieter than my Jag. This is really weird considering a lot of what I read about it said the pickups were really hot on this model. I looked at some pictures of others online and realized the pickups are set quite lower on mine than stock appears. Tried to loosen the pickups screws, but that didn't raise them any. 2.) My Jag also seems to have much wider tonal range. Could the low pickup height be part of the problem? With all the controls cranked it sounds amazing. Everything else just sounds muddy or has no balls whatsoever. Admittedly, this thing has a lot more knobs than the Squire does. Being a used bass with no booklet, I'm not 100% sure what knobs do what, aside from the master volume. Can someone explain with experience with these explain them to me? Any help would be awesome. I bought this so I'd have a better quality studio bass, and considering were recording again in a couple of weeks I really need to get this thing to shine the best it can. Thanks guys.