Hey, There is probably thousands of posts like this, but here goes. I play loud heavy rock music, heavy metal stuff with our band. Its a power trio, with alot of agressive parts, but also mellow bits. The mellow bits are no problem. But when we go real heavy, bass seem to muddy up the sound, or I don't get heard in the mix. I use mainly two fuzz pedals, Pharao by BATW and Swamp Lord by Minotaur (Muff based), with a bass preamp DI, Darkglass Vintage Ultra 2. Also have a distortion pedal that I use alot Damnation Audio MBD-1. But only one at a time usually since two of them on will be overkill by far. I play on a Fender Jaguar Troy Sanders signature, and its fantastic, I can vary if I want the bass to be passive or active with its switch aswell. In the practice space with the band, I usually use it as Passive, but at live shows I use Active. I play trough a Ampeg PF 800w bass amp, with a Ampeg 810 cab. So volume is no problem. Its getting heard in the mix.. Our guitarist plays his guitar in stereo using two guitar rigs, two 4x12 cabs. He have a really distorted sound, and use the Damnation Audio Ugly Twin fuzz pedal which is really agressive and gnarly. I also gave him my Pork & Pickle bass pedal, so he gets alittle boost in his lows. Our drummer plays loud af on the heavy bits. My bass rig is in the center of the room with the two guitar rigs by its side. I have had the chance to get alot of pedals, and feel I get lost in EQ'ing or mix when trying out different EQ's. I added some pix of my stuff here. Do you guys se anything not right on my pedalboard or amp settings? Should our guitarist drop the Pork & Pickle pedal as "always on"? Whats the difference in having my preamp first after the tuner, or last in the chain? I know I can scoop mids or push back on the bass setting on my amp, but its still hard do get out of the mud. That being said, some bandnights I nail the tone and sound I want, but thats just out of pure luck! Also got myself a new powersupply, the MXR Iso Brick, which helped alot with buzz sounds. Our guitarist runs a studio, so we play all trough DI aswell with our cabs/ams. Sorry long rant here.. but I have been playing for many years, and its frustrating to feel like a beginner when it comes to this for so long. Cheers!