I play in a church band and use the bass amp the church owns. Up until a month ago, I played a 5-string Ibanez and never had any problems with sound and power. Then I bought a Schecter 5-string fretless. Each time that I played the Schecter, it would sound fine and loud enough while playing by myself but once the whole band comes in, I can barely hear myself. And every once in a while, the amp will pop like the speakers are about to blow, which prohibits me from turning up the volumes to hear it better. I've tried adjusting the different knobs on both my bass and the amp and it would either not be loud enough to hear or start popping. Does anyone know what's going on or have any suggestions? If anything in unclear, please let me know.