I always hit this wall when I play with a group "Dude we gotta work on your tone and clean it up a bit" So I've spent the last hour adjusting my tone trying to get something clean, warm, and fat but if I push the volume it distorts. I play a 5 string p/humbucker bass with 2 band active eq through a ampeg pf 500 and an Eden dxt2x12 So far the only way I can avoid the distortion is to completely cut the bass on the amp head, dial the mids down to 1 or 2, and keep the treble at noon. The mid sweep is at 3 and the ultra low and and -15db knobs are pressed. Gain is maxed master volume is at noon. Tweeter is at 3. I've cut the Lowe's on my bass as well as keeping the pup config at noon. All this seems to help with the distortion but my tone sounds thin and im wondering if it'll cut through.