A thread on another forum started me thinking. A friend and I were talking about liking the sound of wood and I said that most of the time EQ just messed up the sound of a good bass. I usually run my basses flat and do any tone shaping at the amp - and even then it ain't much. If the bass doesn't sound good I don't think you're gonna make it sound good by tweaking it a whole bunch. I like the sound of metal and wood and fingers and don't want too many electronics interfering with that sound. What got me started on this really was spending a a fair bit of time listening to Live Art yesterday and deciding that while Victa's midrange and top end are to die for his bottom end sound more like a pipe organ or a foghorn. What do y'all think? Do you prefer the sound of wood, metal and fingertips or does a more-EQ'd sound do it for you?