I am having a great deal of difficulty with my setup. It has most to do with the reactivity with the bass and setup once i have to bring the volume up in a full band setting. A brief detail of the scenario. I play very light and sometimes very fast with what i call a piano player's downstrike as my right hand. I get a variety of tone depending on way i strike, particularly very unique false harmonics and other nuances. Now just playing at practice solo volume this is no issue. Once i have to crank up the volume for a full band, this goes all to hell. I get all sorts of loss of tone, weird metal clanking and other problematic sounds. It also makes me have to play so much harder, that i loose all dexterity and technique. I played at my friend's practice studio doing everything from fusion to punk rock, without any of the problems happening, and i had my full spectrum of playing. I just plugged my stingray into his carvin 2x10-1x15 combo that was run into a board going out through monitors, and some eq/effects setup. There was no irregularities and i had full ability to play at any volume softly. Weather i plucked, downtapped, or standard slapped, the volume was consistant and did not overload either. When i asked him how is this working, he said " i went to fullsail an got a degree to not have these problems", and did not explain anything. My equipment is as follows. Musicman Stingray 5 or Geddy Lee Jazz Bass, into Boss Compressor Pedal, into David Eden World Tour 800c running 4x10-1x15 Hydrive Stack. I am at a loss for how to get this setup to react correctly. I know this is good gear and should be able to work. I hope i don't have to go buy a rack and monitors just to have proper tone control. Sometimes we play at venues with full stage/front of house sound where a sound engineer should be able to do the same job as my friend, but we will also will play at indi/punk venues with minimal stage equipment, and a 4x10-1x15 hydrive with 800 watt eden should be enough. Does anybody have any experience with this issue or recommendations to a solution? This includes suggestions of extra equipment that solves these things that might have been happening in the for mentioned rehearsal studio?