So I've been mostly a studio rat for the past several years - recording my Carvin LB75 (hi-C) direct out of an Eden WT-500 and happy with the tone. I grabbed a used SWR Super Redhead recently to play some gigs and jam with others and all of the sudden my bass sounds like crap! Actually it sounds okayjust very boomy and . . well. . . bassy! But all the tight and warm midrangy over articulated Rocco staccto flim flamy ghosted note syncopatory whatchamajaculate that sounded so great and clear in the studio sounds like mud at worst and rolls of woofer hogging thunder live and loud! Sure the notes are loud and shake the place - but play them too close together and they blend together. I'm outraged I tell ya! I've tried eq and I even plugged the Eden into the SWR cab and it sounds a little better but alas - not my nice juicy studio tone I've come WAAAAAAAAAAY to used to. (BTW -there's no compression or pre-amps I'm using in the studio to account for the tonal difference) I used to be able to tolerate my Carvin - now I hate it. At least I have a 535 on order. mmmmmm 535! If this is in the wrong forum please excuse me - i guess it involves everything from the player - to the bass to the amp so i didn't know where to put it. Soft and in studio bass sounds good - loud and live anywhere else - crap. What's a spoiled studio rat to do?