I've seen countless threads on B string issues. (Sounding dead, lifeless, etc) My B string I think has the same problem. It just makes a Thump sound and has a very low sustain. The tone out of this string has never sounded right from the day I purchased the bass. I'm wondering if this is a string issue or something else. I'm playing on an Ibanez BTB745, which I've heard produces a good B string sound. I'm just not sure what to do. The string has always sounded off even when it was new. After a few months that hasn't really changed. I linked a clip to the audio here at some random free site I found. E <<< Link here The first note hit is an E on the B String. The second note, is an open E on the E string. The tone knobs are bass at the middle, the Mids are slightly elevated, and the highs are in the middle.