Hi Guys, I have become a little confused in my quest for the best bass sound (hobbyist, only a few years in). This is a question to the experienced players here, who have played live a lot. For a good band sound, there seems to be quite unanimous agreement that boosting the mids, especially the low mids, on bass makes life a lot easier for everybody in a band situation. The P-Bass does this naturally, so it seems to be a favourite amongst sound guys. (I switched to a P-Bass and I like how it works with my band, so works for me.) Now every instrument seems to have a Holy Grail of sound. For the violin it is the Stradivarius, the guitarists love the Marshall Full Stack, and for bass it is the Ampeg SVT. Now what does the SVT do? From everything I've read here plus other sources, it scoops the mids. (It even seems to have a switch to scoop the mids even more - correct me if I'm wrong.) So how did the SVT become so popular, if it seemingly does the exact the wrong thing? Don't misunderstand me, I'm not dissing SVT, I did not even ever play one. It sure is the sound everybody is after. I am just confused.