It has been brought to my attention that some basses tend to not sound the same heard alone and heard with a band. I started this thread to find out if there is any truth to this at all. It struck me to even think that I would get my hopes up for a kick ass bass, and go to test it and have it sound "bad," come back home, get on TB, and be told that when people reccoemend it, they thought I intended to play with band. Right now, I am playing solo, by myself, or with a single guitarist. I am looking into EBMM Sterlings and have heard that the MM humbucker solo, is not the best sound in the world, and can be beaten. So, is it true?? Is there such thing as a "bad" solo bass??? kinda scared, ~Ryan.