Ok, I finally got my Strategy 400 running and in decent order... pretty loud, and I like the tone. It adds a certain depth to my bass's signal... it makes the QSC sounds sterile. Now, my problem is the G note on the E ( 3 ) and more noticably on the B ( 8 ) and the notes which surround them. I've noticed that the A sounds rich and full, the Ab a bit hollow, and the G very hollow. It's been doing this for some time and has nothing to do with the Mesa... the QSC did the same. Just in case, I'm replacing all of my cables and I did replace my strings already with DR LowRiders ( I like... much tighter feeling ). I've narrowed it down to the following: -Possibly a faulty cable, we'll soon know. -The Sansamp RBI... what I've noticed about this note in particulary is that it has a VERY strong second harmonic emphasis... I don't really hear the note, but I hear it's octave very strongly. It has a certain wooly and muddy quality to it, it's very hard to explain. I've tried running it dry though and I got the same thing, but I will eventually replace it... right now I'm leaning towards the Kern iP777. -My cabs. I haven't done a proper A/B test, but right now I'm running an Acme Low B-2 and an Avatar 2x12. I know for a fact that I have this problem with the Acme, but I didn't get enough time to test the Avatar alone... I think it has the same problem as well though, but I'm not 100% sure. -My bass. I'm using the bass currently featured on the cbbasses.com front page. It's a very nice bass though, and I don't think it's the problem... it's certianly not the 8th or 3rd frets, because I went up a string and the notes above all sounded fine, it was just the G and to a lesser extent the notes around it, and only on that octave. If it is the bass, would it be something wrong with the construction? I haven't abused it, so I doubt it's something I did. It feels like a solid bass though, and this has been the only major problem I've had. Could it be the electronics? Let me know if you guys have any thoughts on the matter. I'll be trying my bass out on a different amp some time this week... that should help quite a bit in the decision making process.