I recently played a jazz concert at a local club. It was a decent sized room and the crowd wasn't bad either, about 450 people. The only problem I had that night was with the soundman. During the sound check, I dialed in my tone the way I liked it and we hooked it into the PA. It sounded great for the first tune, but then the sound guy started messing with my tone! He took all the lows out and raised the highs, it sounded like a funk bass. Now, I get a little annoyed and go to the amp, change the setting and fix the problem. Another song starts great... Then I start getting that high trebly bass sound (think Chris Squire on Roundabout) It was on an old Duke Ellington piece with a talented vocalist, but the soundman ruined it... Argh this guy really pissed me off. I played on an American Jazz Bass and i heard him commenting to others how poor the tone was and how he kept "trying to fix it". Well I guess this has turned into a bit of a rant, but I just hate when people screw with my sound.