I recently bought a 1983 precision to use as a backup bass to my '68 Telecaster bass. Trouble is, I can't get a smooth sound out of it. Plugged into the same amp with the same settings as the'68, it sounds super gritty and overdriven. I don't notice it as much through a solid state amp, but I just know it's not right. Through the same tube amp with the same settings, my telecaster with chromes sounds buttery smooth. I plug the '83 P in, and it sounds like Geddy's Ric. Anybody know a cure? BTW, the '83 wears TI Jazz flats. Thanks very much.