This post is concerning a good "jazz" sound in a live context- I have been struggling to get a good live tone- And a couple posts I read in the archives made me think about "darkness".. someone mentioned a dark pickup, dark strings and a dark amp make for a bad combo... I guess Iam looking for advice and to see what others have had the most success with.. also what do you recommend I change in my signal chain first... Iam using a dark pickup (lifeline), dark strings (I've been on Evah weichs for a couple months) and AI clarus sl (I've heard it referred to as a dark amp). I love the evahs because of their acoustic tone- but they may be the culprit, I love the lifeline because of the "envelope" of the note. But it's dark... maybe I'll get the underwood out for this bigband gig.. In smaller rooms and gigs it's not a much of an issue, but the bigger the volume the more of an issue... I've thought of adding a mic to foh or even different pickup to blend (underwood or krivo?) but that seems like to much work and fooling with gear. I was debating to put it under amps/pickups or also strings, but really it is a combination of both- I hope this post is ok here... Thank you for your comments!