In a fit of gas i bought a MM Stringray about 6 months ago. Lots of gigs later and im back on the old 78 P bass. Try as i may, the Ray just doesnt sound as 'full' and at times sounds very 'hard'. Tried all sorts with the 3 band eq - doesnt really do it for me. I use an Aguilar rig (db680 pre) and wonder if its just a bit of a mismatch?? Ive tried passive and active inputs - still the P gets it. Not really looking for answers, just wonder who has had similar experiences??