Ok I posted a thread the other day declaring my love for Geddy Lee's mid to late 70's bass tone. I have an american Precision, but I'm really not liking the tone I'm getting from it. It's not clear and bright enough for me. Too much boom boom boom. I read a few responses and some people said that Geddy has been using a Jazz bass for awhile now. I've always heard that Jazzes don't cut through in a hard rock scenario, maybe I'm wrong...after all I'm switching from guitar to bass, so I don't know too much about it. Is there a way to make a Jazz have that thick cutting, clear tone that floats on top of everything but still supports it like the Rickenbacker does? Also, what's the difference in tone between solid state and tube in bass amps. Gallien Krueger vs/Ampeg?