In a recent thread about getting P-bass tone to cut through the mix in a large band, someone suggested "parceling out frequencies" in an effort to make room for each other in the frequency spectrum. The idea being that if more than one instrument is occupying the same frequency range the resulting group of sounds will be muddy and unclear, and if each instrument is confined to its own frequency range the resulting group of sounds will be more clear and defined. I'd like to try this with my band soon at a practice. If it works there we might try it live if we can find a sound guy that is willing. I was in a studio last night and was able to ask the recording engineer about this idea. He said it is used in recordings sometimes, but he didn't know if it was done live. Has anyone ever tried this? Did you have any success? Does this sound like a crazy idea, or might it work?