Every time I play a bass or hear a bass, especially soloed or priminent in a mix, with flats, even on the famous records, I want to wretch and take up clarinet. I also engineer and produce, and have never found that a bass with rounds, hi pass filtered or tone pot down a bit, has been hard to mix. I just don't get it. Maybe it's a recorded frequency in a mix (that I like, say Jamerson) vs. the instrument by itself or in my hands? (having said that, i do get good results every now and then with my vintage hofner with pyramid flats after eq'ing, which I also don't get). What am I missing? I feel I should put some flats on my P bass, but then I'll hear one and it's hello clarinet teacher... Not trolling against flats. I want ot like them. But it sounds so nasal and one dimensional and farty to me.