So my band played one of the bigger gigs we've ever played this past fri at mojos in Joliet IL. The show went pretty dang good. I invited some friends out that don't usually get to see cause they're a little younger and we play north side of the Chi quite a bit. Anyway, on to my query. The friends that came out to see us are musicians in their own band. I asked for an honest critique on the performance as a whole, the songs, the sounds, everything. They mostly had some really positive feedback. They commented on how all the bands before us bassists' sound was muddy and all way too much low end. I shredded. The other thing they commented on, one of them being a fellow low ender, was my lack of low end. It took me back a bit. That's what I asked for though, an honest critique. Then I started thinking about it. They're right, I do lack low end. Now, many of you know me as an effects head and due to that I think my low end is effected at times which I don't mind that much. But for someone to me, the bassist in the band, that I'm lacking low end forced me to reevaluate what I'm doing. So here's where I'd like some feedback from the TB community. How do you guys keep your low end in tact through all the effects you use throughout playing? I thought well maybe I just need to dial the bass up a little on my amp and preamp. It seems to work a little better but won't know until we practice this week. I'm looking for pointers/tips/advice on how to keep low end solid throughout a performance or in general. So please, if any of you have had this problem I'd really like to hear how you solved it. Thanks for your time and input all!!