So last night i figured id check out the punk band rufio at the gaelic club here in sydney. Id heard good things about the venue and ive been a rufio fan for many years now. Last time i saw them they were very sharp and fast and their bassist was a joy to watch and listen to. Hes an extremely talented and fast bassist. Now im not sure if its just that ive gotten better since ive seen him last but he didnt do anything remotly impressive except that their stage show is still great. He was playing moderate lines but just running back and forth all over the place it was great. Ok so now get to the good stuff, i see him pull out a gibson thunderbird of all things. Im thinkin all ive heard is these are really muddy basses, hows he gonna pull this off for punk? Well he didnt. He had one of the grossest muddiest bass tones ever. I think if he would of dropped some EMG's in there or sumthing it would of been fine but god it was horrible. He was playing through an SVT-4 into one of hte pro series ampeg 8x10s. It wasnt the amp cuz the first 2 bands used the same bass amp and sounded amazing, thats why i was so excited for his bass playing. Anyone else see this problem. I had really liked the way the bass played but had never played it plugged in. Live and learn i guess.