OK... I've been known to over-analyze things, but so what. Anyway, is there a proper order when making tone adjustments? I mean, my amp has active bass and treble (cut & boost), a passive mid (boost only), and a three band parametric EQ (cut & boost). My speaker cab has a horn crossover adjustment, and my bass has active bass, mid and treble (cut & boost). My assumption has always been to start with the amp set flat with no EQ and use a bit of speaker cab horn to ensure it doesn't overload the crossover. Then adjust your bass for overall tone, adjust the amps bass, mid and treble to match your taste/music style and then adjust the EQ to match the room or 'till it feels right... Lastly, add the cabs horn for additional sparkle, if required. I wouldn't even bring this up, but I probably have my head stuck you-know-where about this whole thing and am doing it all wrong.