Greetings, Just bought a high end J Ash body Maple neck and FB with 2 band eq. (have a 7 day return policy just in case). Great build, great feel, comfortable neck, looks killer. The bass has very deep lows really amazing and great highs "BUT" it also seemed to lack a enough natural mid range to cut through on rock and Motown style tunes particularly on the low notes in first position. Up the neck 7th, 9th, etc... it sounded like the mids gained some strength. Switched it off with my Lakland Skyline P bass maple neck and FB and the P cut through nicely, rock, jazz, Motown, etc... On Jazz tunes walking lines, muted walking lines, and upper reg. soling it was pretty good can't complain, however I still fear I don't have the mid range. With a pick it cut better but I am a finger player for the most part. I did boost mids on the amp but seemed to mud the clarity more then I liked. Do Ash/Maple J have a general lack of mid range, this is the first J bass I bought with this wood combo ash maple/maple? Please comment or share some ideas?