I've played a number of different basses in my 10 years of playing but this is the first time I've played and bought (bought & played? ) a Music Man style of bass,... a OLP MM-3 5 string with the single Music Man humbucker and passive electronics. When I play the bass by myself it's seems normal, but when I get it into the band situation it sounds compressed,...I reeeally have to dig in to get a line to come out. The last couple of practices it's been bass straight into my SWR WM combo at about 25 - 35% power,... no lights or limiters flashing. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, I'm just wondering if this is a normal characteristic of a MM syle bass?