So heres the problem. I have a very nice custom model warick 5 string. 3 diffrent types of wood on the body alone with honey maple gloss finish. The bass is a mix between a corvette proline and a corvette fna. Its only about 2 years old and i got the thing brand new. I had a Ernie Ball 4 string but my band was changing our style of music and now we i use the b string in most of my bands songs. Lately i cant get good tone out of my bass. I have a killer set up,mesa 4x10s and a mesa 15 with a gallien krugger 1001 head. The last couple of shows my band has played and sometimes even in pratice i get this destortion sound that i hate. My style of playing is very diverse and in our songs i use a pick alot, but in others i use just fingers and a few slap lines. When i first started playin i liked red hot chili peppers, 311, incubus, and i still do like these bands, but my band is more of a harder band like glassjaw, deftones, i really like the tone glassjaws bassist david allen has! espically when he puts on his bass pedal for that hard destortion sound. Lately i have been thinkin about what if i traded my bass in for a nice fender p bass, i no i could find a really good deal for my bass and probably have money left over even if i did get a fender, but if this did happen it would mean i would have to down tone my bass?? what the hell should i do?