This is my first post in a while. Lately, I've been having some mix issues with a couple classic rock cover groups I play with. In these particular groups, the drummers use ported bass drums that are typically miked (AKG D112 usually). In a small venue my bass usually isn't run to the board, but for outdoor venues it's DI'd. The issue is I don't really like the way my bass sits with these ported kicks. When I listen to recordings the kick seems right up in my frequency range and the attack of the kick masks my bass sound. With these groups I'm using a '62 style J-bass w/ DR Sunbeams atm and typically have both volumes up at 85% and tone almost all the way up through a TH500 X2 DB112 combo set pretty flat. Specifically, I'm wondering if I should be EQing differently around the kick (and how) or if it's a function of volume (to me the kick SEEMS consistently higher in the PA). I know there are a lot of variables at play here, some of which can't be seen in this thread, but looking for y'alls general approach I guess. I think not liking the sound of ported kicks in the first place makes it harder for me to imagine a good bass drum/bass syndicate. Sometimes, imo, they sound like a basket ball on a gym floor, whereas I aim for rounder, warmer tone which leaves me wondering whether I need to adjust my tone to be more aggressive to sit better. I'm used to a bass drum that sits sonically lower than my bass tone, not right up with it.