O.k. I play Ibanez. BTB. Sadly I bought my bass after about three months of playing. And at the time I didn't know much so like a lot of other people I bought for looks. Now I've been playing all these guitars and I just can't find that sound. My bass sounds real metallic. I'm not sure if it's the wood or the guitar but I want that woody, deep, soft, not real bright highs, but noticeable. Like a Fender Jazz. But I was wondering if anyone could recommend some companies with that wood sound. I'm sure somebody will understand this babble. Please help. Um, listen to some new Incubus. That Dirk has that cool tone. Thats kind of what I'm going for. My g string (hah hah) sound so poppy when I turn up the highs but I have to because it brings out the highs. If I keep the deep tone my g string isn't bright at all. Barely hearable. I play a lot of chords so I need the **** to stand out. I don't know. I'm starting to get annoyed with playing cause my tone is just disgusting. Please help. Thanks.