Hello forum, I'm in a hard rock band in which I play a 7 string guitar and the bassist plays a 6 string bass. We sound good together with the vocal and the drummer, but there seems to be a tone or perhaps frequency war between the guitar and the bass. I am, by no means, a guitarist who just turns his amp very loud, but it feels that the bass frequencies walk all over my guitar frequencies and make them sound like in the background. The bass tone sounds like the bassist's tone from TOOL, and my guitar tone sounds like John Petrucci's from Dream Theater. The bassist plays through a multifx pedal, 350 watt and a 4x10 Hartke. He has his tone knob on the bass pretty full. The bass tone, to me, sounds very heavy on lo-mid, mid, and treble. I play through a pretty good rack gear with an EQ that boosts a liiitle bit of my low-mid (around 120-160), a LOT of mid, and upper mid. I use a 4x12 cabinet. The only way that I have found to encounter this problem is to turn my volume louder, but this would be a problem with the vocal. Would elevating and pointing the bass cab to ear level help? It's on the ground right now. I'm very anal about tone, regardless of the instrument, but the bassist isn't (he just likes his current bass tone that sounds like TOOL). I don't have a lot of knowledge of bass equipments, so I hope that you could give me some insights on this tone/frequency issue.