Ok, first off I have 3 basses. An OLP, an SX, and an Ibanez 5. At home I have a Ampeg rig (SVT3PRO and SVT410HLF) and at my apartment I have a Fender BXR 25 (or something). Now, at the apartment I play though my pedal board (to compensate for crappy speaker/preamp) and I've noticed my Ibanez sounds muuuucccchhhhh better though my Fender. Through my Ampeg (with the bass boosted) the 'B' sting is weaksauce, however plugged in though the pedal board it sings like crazy. Having said that, I have 2 possible answers to the question. A. I'm totally insane B. My compression pedal set just right limits the other stings (with higher outputs) and lets the low volume of the 'B' be heard. Am I missing anything here?