Hello So i've searched alot and read alot on this forum, now i would like to ask for som recomendations. I started playing bass about 2 years ago, i bought this cheap jazz bass copy (a harley benton from thomann). It has worked really well for praticing. However, now i have started to record some of my playing and i have really started to notice just how awful it sounds. The tone is all muddy and it kind of sound like i'm playing thru a spring reverb. I don't have the cash to buy a fender precision or music man stingray, and i don't think i've got the skills yet to justify owning one Anyhoo, i would really like to know if anyone could recommend strings and pickups that i install to perhaps make the bass sound a little better? I mostly play (or try to play) 70's disco/funk stuff, not much slapping, just plain ol' fingerfunk. Looking foward to hearing some suggestions.