Our local art galleries sponser "First Friday" each month which is when all the galleries have their openings. A generally festive atmosphere with live music of various styles and ambitions on the street. Last night we happened upon a free concert of a professional touring band from out of state. Large professional P.A., lighting, etc. We hung around to check them out. The bass player played a Music Man (sorry, don't know the model) through an Aquilar rig. From what I've read here, this should have sounded great, but it was just a big blob of mud. Not only was there absolutely no tone, I couldn't even distinguish individual notes most of the time. Oddly enough, the mix on the rest of the band wasn't too bad. So here's this guy, thousands of dollars tied up in his equipment, probably thinks he sounds great, at the mercy of the soundman. Too bad.