I have a 2016 Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass. It feels good and plays well but the tone of it doesn't sound good to me. Live or recorded it gets lost in the mix. It's muddy and too fat. The high end is clacky not smooth. This is all my opinion of course. It may sound just right to someone else. My wife is a classically trained pianist and flautist, she agrees with me. Whether the built in eq, amp eq, or any other eq it just isn't working for me. I've tried different strings (nickle round wounds, Labella Deep Talkin' Stainless Steel round wounds that i like the feel of a lot). My style varies... classic rock, classic pop, blues, classic country, jazz. What other basses should I look into?