I have a pretty specific range of tones that I usually use - rich in high mids with a little extra bottom. It's kind of like that throaty J-bass sound. But I just picked up a two-month sub gig with a church band (go figure) putting on a classic rock show. They play a lot of Beatles, Beach Boys and the like. I realized I was going to have to use a thumpy kind of tone for the Beatles stuff, so I went to work. I'm using my LeCompte VB5, which has modern electronics and modern tone. But by rolling all the way to the neck pickup and rolling off some mids I'm pretty much there. I added one of the scrunchy-type things between the nut and the first fret and it's pretty much there. I decided to use my Tone Hammer 500 with my Bergantino AE212 cab to get a bit of that vintage sound. I may switch the amp to my RH750 for the switching. The ideal rig would be the DB750/GS410 rig, but I'm too lazy to hump that thing these days. The whole thing sounds pretty decent even though it's way outside my typical tone goals. So even at my age I guess you can grow a bit, anyway. That is all.