I do not get it I hear bassist talking about wanting their sound to cut through the music, guitar player, and horn players sound cut through the music., we are bottom dwellers, our sound isnt suppose to cut through, it is suppose to sit there and hold everything up. We are the man holding the world on his back. All I see now are bassist with 4/10s, or 2/10s what ever happen to the 2/15s, or the 1/18, or heck for a small gig 1/15. I know you say tens move faster and have a clearer sound, but todays tech have made the 15s, and 18 better than before. Go and add a set of 10s to those 15s, or that 18, for some added punch, and clarity, but get off those tens sounding like a guitar on steroids. Play with some real bass make the women in the audience want to take something off when they feel us play. Play with some Bass in your face. Dont be scared, but if you are play guitar.