Just joined my first 5 piece band. 2 guitars, keys, drums and bass. We are all knew to the 5 piece thing so it is taking a while for us to find our freq range without being muddy or stepping on each others toes. My brother playing guitar had his Les paul, the other guitarist had his Strat, and I was playing my Spector. I wasn't cutting and getting lost, my brother was having trouble too. So my brother swithced to his Fender Telecaster...so now both guitars are Fender. I put away the Spector and grabbed the old Ric 4000 out of the case strung with Rotosounds. WAALLLAAA you could hear everything..the guitars both were seperated, the bass was thumpy and low under everything. The Spector worked great in the 3 piece rock setting..with the extra guitar and keyboard...the oldschool thumpin tone of the Ric ruled! I don't get it..I tried my Rebop and my old Spector with EMG DC40's and the BQC pre amp...the bass is a mids monster. But it still didn't do as well as the Ric..a tried a Fender P again it ruled in the mix just like the Ric. Oldschool vibe saved the mix...I don't get it? I thought the opposite would occur. What gives I'm baffled? I'm played an Eden WT800 with an Ampeg 410..it's not like my gear is junk?