Can anyone tell what Rancid's bass player uses currently for recording or live shows? I am having trouble getting the right sound with my current setup. I have a cheap Ibanez p/j with a GK400rb and 6x10 cab. I can get bright enough but Freeman's tone sounds a lot more deep and resonant. I think 2 of my strings are dead (that may be part of the problem) so I will need to replace those. What kind of strings Matt use? What brand, gauge, steel or nickel, round or flat? Or if no one knows, what kind of strings would give me a deeper, more resonant sound that would still be bright and clear but not so much that it would give me a headache (if you know what I mean). I mostly play with a pick but not exclusively. I like a little slack with low action but no floppiness or buzzing. Also, what kind of picks does Freeman use and how does he set his amp? Thanks.