I have been playing my DB with my band for about 3 years now, and have what I consider a decent pizz sound through my amp. Its a inexpensive Glaesel bass with a K&K bassmaster pro through a Raven Labs MB-1 and a modified Carvin RC210 amp (I replaced the speakers with Eminence Kappas). Well, now that I have been playing with the bow a bit, I decided to whip the bow out in rehearsal. MAN it sounded like UTTER GARBAGE - very nasal and almost annoying - like when you bow a note and don't fully grip it (except i am gripping the note fine) I know its not the best bass in the world, but I can make it sound real nice when playing acoustically. I tried turning off the amp's EQ and compression, but if anything it sounded worse. I have the tweeter on the amp off. I do have to say I am using mainly the 4 element pickup and not the wing pickup - will the wing sound a little better? The other thing I might try is to go straight to the PA from the K&K power pack or from the Raven Labs unit. Has anyone been through this? Do I need to add a mic? Do I need to just 'live with it'? Or do I need to just not play bow through my amp?