Not sure if this is the right forum,... perhaps it should be in the Basses or Amps or Recording. ? I play with my DJ girlfriend every once in awhile. For our second ever live performance, I ran my Lakland Skyline fretless (flat settings) through an older brown BOSS LM-2 limiter pedal and then into the DJ mixer as a third channel (with the 2 turntables). The music started off with old school funk (which I find hard because I pretty much have to double the bass guitar in the track), turned into break beats with usually a simple bass synth looping and then finally techno which gives me lots of room to add a funky bass line to add to the techno bass pulse. The only constructive criticism I got was that my sound/tone could have been cleaned up a little, perhaps more refined. Everyone really enjoyed it but kept saying "are you really playing?". I would then do a slide up to the 12th fret and they'd hear it. I differently did not want to turn up and be LOUDER than the track that was playing. And for the most part, my girlfriend would start/mix the track, I'd tentatively/quietly figure out what to play and then nod to her when I had something and she would reduce the bass EQ from the track leaving a little more space for me. It has also occurred to me that perhaps (in my wildest dreams) I was really locking into the track and becoming one with it, and the "common" person couldn't distinguish me from the track - with that said I still want it to sound like a DJ and live bass,... and stand out a little more. I realize that the BOSS LM-2 limiter might not be of the studio quality, but I personally don't mind it. Due to space (a portage camping trip) I didn't want to bring my BOSS ME-50B multi FX (I just shoved the LM-2 into my gig bag). Perhaps next time I'll run the ME-50B with the "Natural" compression setting? Any other hints/suggestions? Keep in mind I can't EQ for each track,... I left the pickup blend and EQ flat and played closer to the bridge for a more articulate, high line or closer or on the neck for a more dubby, bassy tone. Now thinking about it, I should have recorded it to minidisc to listen and learn. Any other thoughts?