I'm not certain just where this would be best posted, but this may also be something other bassists have wondered about. I find will often jump up the neck to grab certain notes on the D and A, and sometimes E strings, because to me, I like the girth an F# has played on the A string more often than playing it in the first position on the D string, unless it's an open string pull off or something. Now, I guess I could dim the treble/high end on the amp to sort of fatten up those high first position notes, but then I feel I will sacrifice clarity and or definition when I get down low. I play a very high quality bass, which sounds wonderful to me, and it is not a polepiece or volume thing...but I have noticed other players get nice fat tone in the first position on the high strings, yet seem to have clear low E's and Bstring notes. So, is it my technique maybe or is this common to other players, or has it at least made you wonder the same thing ? It is almost like I wish I had heavier G and D strings, thinking the mass would get the sound I get by playing higher up the neck. Anyone ?