Hey, I'm new to bass (7 months) and definitely new to anything that has anything to do with bass. My problem is this - I'm playing in a band, and we have one song where me and the drummer play a riff by ourselves to get the rythym going before the guitar comes in with the same beat. The riff uses a lot of open E (tuned to D) in between each note on the 2nd/3rd string. The problem is, the volume of the open string drowns out the notes preceeding them. I'm sure playing technique could make this work better, but I'm also looking for a solution for future stuff - Is there anything to perhaps make the mid or higher tones stand out more, and apart from the open, lower note? Hope this makes sense, hah..