I always play my DB amplified on gigs. I generally play quite loud. I get a fabulous sound on the E A and D strings. Tone is big and fat with lots of sustain, girth and punch. The G-string is mostly unusable in that context. Its thin and has no bottom end. Its gets swallowed up in the low midrange of the other instruments in the ensemble. When I play on the G my bass lines loose their support and the bottom drops out. As such I end up playing on 3 strings. The open G is decent but every time I walk above it sounds like I quit playing. Playing the instrument acoustically I notice almost the opposite. The G-string is strong and clear all the way up, the A and D excellent and the E string is quiet and underperforms. Its especially dead in the low F# G and G#. This is completely opposite of the electric sound which is huge in that register. I use an old German Plywood with Spirocore Solos in standard tuning. I use a full circle pickup into a PMB II amplified by a Euphonic EA 800 driving two EA VL 208 boxes on 90% of my gigs. I run the EA 800 flat with no EQ almost full out as far away from me as I can get it and use the PMBII to control volume and tone by my bass. The bass knob is usually just barely cracked open to no further than 9 Oclock. Midrange cut a bit from noon and treble cut to about 10 oclock. Ive tried moving the EQ around in a bunch of different ways. Ive tried Eqing with lots of meddling on the amp and a Raven True Blue. None of those things help much. Generally they get me further away from a supportive big tone. I may not be approaching that right. I played on Labella gut strings for a while, Spirocore Orchestras and Weichs. They all had their strengths and weaknesses. I can elaborate if need be. The G-string issue was prominent in each case. It was best sounding with the gut string. The E on the guts sounded like dung. Both the Guts and the Orchestras were really hard to play. I like the low tension thing. I moved the Full circle to the G-string side and while the G was louder it still had no bottom end and the E string sounded weak and thin. I tried a bass max on either wing with and without the full circle. Not the right direction either. My preference would be to have 4 big sounding strings. I miss my G-string. I put this in this equipment category but Im not limiting my thinking in that regard. Playing style, strings, anything is on the table. Ideas?