Hello all, I've been listening to a lot of metal lately and have recently stumbled upon a band called Monuments. One of the things I particularly like about this band is the presence of the bass in the mix, and the tone that this bassist is getting from his instrument. Here are a few examples of the tone that I am referring to: Now, from the videos, I've gathered that the bassist, Adam Swan, is playing a Lakland Jazz. I don't know too much about Lakland basses, but it looks like a 55-60. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm not sure what equipment he would be playing through. It sounds he's playing with a pick, at least in the recording. What I find most interesting is that he makes this jazz bass sound more like a MusicMan than anything else (IMO)...the only other bassist I've heard accomplish this is Juan Alderete from the Mars Volta. I've always thought of Jazz basses as being kind of a one trick pony when it comes to the sound that they produce, so it was really surprising to hear this jazz sound so different. My question is this: what would you guys guess this bassist's rig consists of? Better yet, can YOU cop this tone? What kind of equipment would you use to get close to this sound? If you guys would be generous enough to provide sound clips of yourselves playing with this kind of sound, that'd be great. I'm anxious to hear feedback. Thanks in advance!