That's about the long and short of it. Is there any cheap fix out there? Here's my set up: Three GK Backline cabs, two 115s, one 210 (I know, I was already told to trade these off). One Peavey 1820 cab. Peavey Max 700 head. GK Backline 250 head. I also have a Peavey Firebass 700 head (if I ever get it back from the repair shop) but that should sound pretty much identical to the Max 700 if I'm not mistaken. Schecter Model T (tele type P/J bass) with the original Duncan Designed pups and Fender pure nickel roundwounds. I like the sound of the GK head fairly well, but it's only 125 watts, 8 ohm minimum load. I can't see using that on a gig unless it went into the board. The Peaveys are what I'd be using on gigs. They sound OK, I've experimeted with EQ settings, I'm just not all that happy. Does tone not tend to matter so much at stage volume? I don't know, maybe the bass tone blends with the other instruments so that most any rig sounds OK on stage. I was just hoping someone could give me a clue on some cheap tone tweaks.