About a month ago, I bought a EHX Synth9 pedal, mainly for synth bass sounds like from the 80's, instead of having a keyboard doing it for me. It sounds exactly how I want it, and it tracks down to the Low E, even though EHX said it would only track down to a Low A, so luckily, I can play wherever I want on the fingerboard. I don't use the onboard volume blend between Dry and Synth tone, I spilt the signal before the pedal and link them back together after so that it can lead to one amp/mixer, leaving the pedal synth volume full, and dry volume off. So no problems there either. My problem is with tracking. When I use my bass, especially on low notes, it seems to sometimes lose track of the notes. If I use just the bridge pickup, this usually fixes the problem. But then I lose low end on my bass because of nature of the bridge pickup. I use a thunderbird 90% of the time, but usually with both pickups on full, (which isn't known for being the brightest sounding bass in the world). I'm not a fan of just using the bridge pickup on most basses, purely because I would lose lower frequencies, and not fill the gap in the mix. I've got ideas of how I could render this, but I thought I would consult this with the forum: 1. THE BASS Changing the bass to a bass which has more clarity naturally without sacrificing too much low end. i.e. Precision Bass 2. PEDALS Placing an EQ pedal before the SYNTH9, but after splitting the signal to reduce bass frequencies that cause tracking problems. 3. STRINGS Getting strings that produce higher frequencies to help the pedal track more easily (Ernie Ball Cobalts). Someone my have another idea, if you do, let me know. A couple of thing to note though, is that it needs to lead to one amp, I can't use 2 amps because of transport + not enough sockets on mixer. Also, the pedal tracks extremely well on every other instrument I have, it's just this one I struggle with sometimes, I know it can track that low, but it comes At a cost of the low end. I have also tried using an Octave Up pedal (TC Electronic Sub N Up) to get the low notes to a range more comfortable to the pedal, but this didn't work, as the tracking became even more delirious. If anyone has any experience when dealing with pedals that track notes, it would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advanced to anyone who tries to help me out.