My Carvin SB5000 and my Fender American Geddy Lee Jazz are heavy ash and alder respectively. My Carvin has to be the most naturally scooped bass I have ever owned while the Geddy has much stronger mids than one might assume on a Jazz with Seventies position pickups. I recorded both videos with a Behringer Keyboard amp/mini PA with its graphic eq set on mid boost. The settings on the basses were meant to accentuate their tonal characteristics. The Carvin was in passive mode so preamp boost would not be a factor. The Carvin had both pickups on full with tone maxed. The Geddy had the bridge pickup soloed with the tone on maybe 10%. One more bit of info: the SB5000 is 10lbs even and the Geddy is around 8.5-9lbs.