Bit of a thread-for-the-sake-of-a-thread thread here. Not sure if this is about basses or amps, though, so move it if you need to, mods. Who has come across a combination of one bass and one rig that together, without adding any pedals, pre's, etc. between the instrument and amplifier, produced 'the tone' you wanted? What are your favourite combinations? (e.g. early 70s Fender Precision into an Ampeg SVT+810 of some species). For practical purposes, my current favourite combination is a Yamaha BB405 into a Warwick WA300 and WCA411 Pro. It just works with minimal tweaking. My Fender P seems to need a bit of tube emulation or soft overdrive in the signal path plus some boosting around 60-70Hz. That means pedals, batteries, fiddling, etc. I like minimalism and having gear that is, essentially, 'plug-and-play'. From what I've heard, I like the sound of an older Warwick Thumb NT5 played through an Eden setup (wish I could be more specific about the Eden gear, though). The Warwick-Eden combination seems to nail 'the tone' for me as well.