heyya, just got a gig as a backup for a metal bassist friend. cover band playing the likes of pantera and mudvayne. i usually play plenty of styles but this needs some authentic bass sound. right now i play in radically different bands (standard jazz, electric/pop, rock) and i believe i know what these require. my metal playing days are however long behind me... from what i gather, to reach this sound i need hard attack, some amount of distortion, and bass/treble boost (so the bottom will be filled and the attack can be heard), and i don't need a lot of mid frequencies (i rarely hear the "nasal" sound associated with fretless basses in this environment) this is all ok, but I am still a far shot from the sound i seek. i need the advice of an experienced metal bassist on how to be authentic. any help on eq/distortion settings and other tricks greatly appreciated! thanks!