I have a '07 Fullerton SB-2, and my playing situation is a little different. Nobody in our band uses an amp. We all use various amp-sim pedals with in-ear monitors with our own personal mixes. I run through a Trace Elliot Transit B into our system, which has a pair of sub-woofers. So I actually run the bridge p/u at about 9 and dial in the neck pickup to add "oomph." Works really well. I was leary of getting a bass with no tone control, but I figured if Timothy B. Schmit can do it with only one volume control, surely I can figure it out with two...and I did.