I'm still working on the Blast Cult--getting it worked into the rotation. I haven't made it to the bass shop to get the second sound post put in, but I did foam the f-holes, FB projection, and tailpiece. I've played 2 gigs with it since--the first I found the tone lacking, the second I seemed to have the E, A, and (somewhat) the D dialed in better. The G was not coming through as well. It occurred to me the clicky pickup should add a little bit of the G back in, so I ordered that from Gollihur, receiving it in usual quick time. Installed it last night--I think I am getting just enough of the G to get the tone somewhat balanced. In the right hands I think it would be about 75% of the way to being a pretty convincing slap monster. But, with the Pirazzi Gold strings that I chose to hopefully give me a good pizz tone, and the RB Pro dialed in for a more balanced sound, I feel like I am getting close to that sort of all purpose sound I was going for. I suppose that on a different bass that would be easier to get--I am thinking the Blast Cult tends to color/deaden the sound a bit--even with just one sound post. I don't feel like I have it quite up to the level of pizz tone that it had with the BC Low Life strings that were on it when I got it. But I should be able to get close. And it seems to slap a whole lot better. I've noticed on both basses the RB Pro clicky input seems to be sensitive. The sweet spot is about 3 o'clock on the input dial. At about 3:15 it goes from solid clicks to full-on psycho-billy click monster. But it's still easy enough to dial in. And on both basses I noticed the clicky location seems to be pretty forgivable. Not a lot of response/tone change at different spots, per my experience. At that 2nd gig I was humping that E string in a small club and it just seemed to fill the whole space--nice and deep and solid with good sustain and the feedback easily controllable. So that is encouraging. The A was right there with it. The main change was just to scoop the mids more--although I am not a fan of extreme EQ-ing. Selah. When I switched to EB I noticed the tone was off a bit, so I'll need to sort that out more. 2 outdoor gigs coming up this weekend--one with band PA, one with what should be a substantial sound system. So we'll see how it goes. To re-cap, what I'm doing is moving from playing my comfortable, cheap, reliable old CCB to what should be a better-sounding (and is definitely a better-playing!) Blast Cult. My goal is to play DB 3/4 of the gig--with only about 1/164th of that time spent slapping, lol. As it was I was only motivated to play DB on about 7 or 8 songs. Better playability = play on more songs. Music style is trad country/outlaw country. Old: FMI SB45, Shadow Bridge P/U, Shadow Click, Shadow RB Pro pre, Superior Bassworks Dirty/Red guts, f-hole plugs. Flamed and stickered by me, because that always helps. New: Blast Cult 145, BC Monolux Bridge P/U, Shadow Click, Shadow RB Pro pre, Evah Pirazzi Gold strings, f-holes-tailpiece-FB projection all foamed. No flames, no stickers, because--No! I have 2 clickies--one on each bass--rather than figuring out a way to move back/forth. Since I'm still not 100% committed--lol. I play through a Fender Bassman 800 into a Fender Neo 410 cab--or 2 of them for a big outdoor show with no extra PA support (rare). I have the DB feeding a separate DOD Bass EQ pedal into a Fender A/B switcher. I use the EQ mainly to match levels, and to scoop any ringiness if it appears. EB goes through a Boss tuner, DOD compressor, DOD chorus into the switcher. Thanks for reading. It helps me to write this stuff down occasionally, and any feedback/advice I get is always good/appreciated. And if it helps other people along their path, then great. I'm OK with being either an example of what TO do or what NOT to do!