Hey everyone~ I hardly ever ask for advice on forums, but this is an exceptional situation, as I'm completely clueless about what to do next. Here's the deal. I'm a studio musician and I've been recording stuff for years and years, but one problem has always persisted. The low C string on my bass has always sounded very strange. The tone is very shaky and dull, especially above the 5th fret. First I blamed it on my instrument (which, to be fair, was crap - I had a $150 Yamaha bass that my friend gave me). Now I've purchased the Epiphone Thunderbird Classic Pro IV and I've had it for half a year. I've adjusted the truss rod, the intonation and the string height. Everything sounds perfect except for the low C strings and I have no idea what to do with it. So please, if anyone has any suggestions, feel free to throw 'em at me. Some info about my setup: - I'm recording the bass through a SansAmp Bass Driver DI right into Pro Tools; - I play in standard drop C tuning, C-G-C-F; - I use Daddario EXL160BT Balanced Tension strings, .50 - .67 - .90 - .120 (change them every 2-3 months). Hope you'll be able to shed some light on the issue! Thanks in advance!