After lots of experimentation with strings, pickups, amps and technique I feel.that I have finally achieved the bass tone that has always been in my head. A real thumpy resonant sound with no click and no "CLANG" from pulling the strings excessively to get the fingerboard slap. The sound found in most Big Joe Turner and Whynonie Harris recordings. Superior Bassworks dirty gut deluxe strings at a low height --- kna db-1 pickup ---- Sansamp paradriver preamp and di. I'll post a Facebook link to a vietual6gig we did on Saturday to raise money for our local hospitals in the uk where the sound is direct from our mixing desk. Would love to know your opinions of my sound (keep it friendly).