Yup, I think i wasted some money trying to make this Bass a bit better (S-101 P COPY), but no such luck. I installed Seymour Duncan Quarter pounder's and Fender Pots, (strings were just changed before upgrade). I Hear a little bit of a better sound but it just sounds muddy and dead.....could this be because its a cheapo Bass and the body is made out of inferior wood? I'm thinking of just dumping this bass and getting one of the new Ibanez Talman TMB 100 Basses. Im a left handed player so my choices are limited and I dont want to spend a ton of money on a Bass yet. Any Thoughts?