Hi, I've been playing for a bit over a year now and am thinking of trying flats for the first time on my precision. I'm wondering if this is a good idea given the band I play in. My concern is that I will lose any ability to cut through (although that might be a good thing with my skill ) in the mix, since our guitarist goes for a pretty crunchy sound layering on recordings, even if though there is only one guitarist. I'm also concerned that the flats might make th mix sound a little thin in a live setting when the guitarist goes into a solo and it's just drum & bass underneath his "shredding" . Here's our myspace for a sound reference: http://www.myspace.com/daybreakdesire Personally, I end up playing in that bottom octave most of the time, with occasional fills in the 2nd octave, but I never really venture into those upper registers, definetly a lot of grooving on open E. I've always been a fan of that Eric Wilson (sublime) type of monster sub-bassment sound, but I get the complaints of muddiness from bandmates sometimes. Was wondering if the flats might be a good compromise? So far I've tried: Dean Markley Fretmasters DR High Beams DR Lo-Riders Dr Fat beams D'Adarrio Prosteels I'd say my favorites for the P-bass so far have probably been the Lo-Riders. Sorry for being so long winded, thanks for any help. Also, I do have a Jazz that I keep rounds on so switching basses is a possibility if I needed different sounds from song to song.