Have you ever sat down to practice and was really looking forward to some nice sounds, only to be dissappointed in how your favorite bass sounds? It was sounding GREAT to me a couple of weeks ago and, admittately, I'd been playing another (much different sounding and playing bass ) for a couple of weeks. And then, I go back to old faithful, switch leads from passive to active on the amp, set what used to work on the multieffex pedal, set up the on board controls the way I usually do and.......... crap! And then, after futsing with everything, STILL can't get it to sound "right". ***? I muscle through and try to practice anyway and that nagging feeling of, "This sounds like crap!" hangs on my head and I start playing like crap. Now, everything is crap. The bass is crap, the amp is crap, the leads are crap, the multipedal is crap, the strings are crap and...............I'M crap!!!!! ...Ok, I'll go back and give it another try tonight. Going to insert a Sansamp into the chain and see if THAT will turn my ears around. sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh And I WAS feeling a little quilty about changing out the EMGs for Aguilars. Now I'm thinking of changing EVERYTHING. Please tell me that your old reliable baby just doesn't deliver to your liking now and then.