Alright, so first some background. I just bought a LTD B206 SM 6 string bass. I play in a death metal band and use a Korn-esq clanky bass tone when playing metal. I've been playing on a 5-string Ibanez BTB series with a Sansamp RBI as my preamp and a QSC power amp and was able to get exactly the tone I wanted by scooping the mids on the sansamp and leaving the EQ for low and high on the bass itself at 0 (its boost/cut so dead center, not all the way down). I also added a little bit of drive, and kept the presence and blend nearly all the way up. This tone was PERFECT on my 5 string Ibby. I play through either an Ampeg 810 or 210 depending on the venue and usual run DI as well. However, I have not been able to duplicate (or come close to) that tone on my new LTD 6 string! I figured I would have some work cut out for me, switching from a bass with active pickups to one with passive pickups and an active EQ, but I'm really getting stuck. When I do get a clanky sound out of the new bass, it sounds WAY too distorted and muddy for me. If I simply turn down the drive from there, the tone looses its balls all together. I am wondering if anyone has advice for getting a clanky tone with this particular bass, or with passive pickups in general. What EQ settings would you recommend on the bass itself and the sansamp? Do I need to rethink my presence and blend settings on the sansamp? The bass has a 3band EQ, which i am not used to, and I have a feeling part of my problem is not having that quite figured out. A couple of other notes: I will not use a pick. I usually play on the pickup closer to the neck and do a good bit of slapping and popping in addition to fingerstyle. I know you can get more attack using a pick, but i feel it really limits what I can do dynamically with my right hand. Yes, I put on new strings and the action is comfortable for my playing style. Tuning in drop G. I can get a great clean, warm tone with this bass and my current rig, but I can't figure out the clank! Any help would be greatly appreciated.