I'm not sure how to describe the sound I'm looking for besides that it sounds hollow. I've fiddled with like 6 different pedals I own, my amp eq and cab models(line6 lowdown300), my guitars 3 band eq and can't seem to recreate it. I've tried cutting lows and raising resonance and highs and thought that might have worked. My conclusion: That sound can definitely not be created by my Schechter omen (not much for slapping that may be part of the problem) or my other less quality basses. I'm thinking that J style soapbar pickup on my guitar just isn't cutting it for that kind of sound. Here are some examples. http://youtube.com/watch?v=uv0Hff4ziYc http://youtube.com/watch?v=8j-TW6OJyog http://youtube.com/watch?v=iTafQnXY5vY My next buy will prob be a fender jazz of some sort would that suffice? Was also looking at the fender Jaguars since those seem to have a lot of variety. Heard good things about yamahas as well. It's not that I really want that sound just I like to have it available.