Hi! I did not seem to find a similar thread to this basic subject, so I thought that it deserved one (Im also curious about it of course)! When I go to concerts and see some of the same bass players multiple times, it seems like some of them who I really like almost always have a good sound out from the PA system. Of course this varies when it comes to sound engineers and the location in terms of the acoustic environment, but there seem to be those bassists who are better to deal with these situations (to wet acoustic, bad sound engineer etc.). I guess really the question is how to make a sound that is good to work on for the sound engineer. Personally I often get compliments about my sound, but sometimes people say they didnt hear me because the sound was not clear enough, that it was just rumbling noise. Live I use a passive american standard jazz with no EQ, DI or preamp, so I guess that there is a lot of opportunities to enhance my sound. I know that in the end it boils down to how good you play and how good the sound engineer is. But I guess there are dozens of things to do to get the qualities of your playing more defined! So I have some questions about technical stuff and questions about how to deal with different situation in terms of live playing. 1. Do you use a certain type of DI, does it have a preamp or EQ as well? Maybe a compressor? How does this affect your sound? How do you use this equipment? Is it best to roll of the bottom and enhance the higher mids and treble? And of course what is the model of the DI you are using? 2. What do you guys think about micing up cabs or amps? 3. How do you deal with wet acoustic? Churches, halls etc.