Hey folks. I am the proud owner of two basses...An F Bass BN5, and a StingRay 5. I love both of them, as they seem to compliment each other, but I'm trying to get some feedback. I really want my F to be my primary bass. It works great in my jazz/funk band, and it's really, really comfortable and fast to play. Plus, it's relatively light compared to my StingRay. The problem is that live in my pop/rock band (lots of Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, DMB, classic soul, etc.), it doesn't seem to have the punch that I need. I play live only through a DI (SansAmp Bass DI), and we use powered Mackie speakers. It just is a tamer sounding beast, very warm and dark...but doesn't have those low mids. I can't seem to get a good setting on it where I have enough gain going through without really messing with the EQ on the bass...in other words, flat (no boost) sounds best to me. The StingRay has that gutsy sound that just seems to cut through more, but its narrow string spacing and neck shape isn't as comfortable or fast for me, plus it's heavy. But I can just plug into the Sans Amp and seem to get a great tone with everything on the SansAmp at 12 o' clock and the boost (volume) between 3/4 and full. But it doesn't do the slap tone as well for me. So, any advice? Am I looking for something from each of these basses that I just won't get? I guess what I want is my F to sound like a StingRay, or at least have more "guts" (in that one band situation), and play like an F, but still have the great warmth and slap tone I love for my jazz band. Or my StingRay to have the string spacing and neck shape of the F. Any advice?