I recently received my second bass, a fretless Modulus VJ with passive Nordstrands, and just before the bass arrived my amplifier broke. I took it to the shop the next day, but it still hasn't been fixed. I tried plugging in an old practice amp I still had, and it blew a fuse. So for the last few days I've been playing it without any kind of amplification; to my dismay, the bass sounds muted and anemic, especially compared to my P bass, which I regularly use without an amplifier for practice. Once I use the Modulus with an amplifier will the tone change or improve dramatically? If it makes a difference, the Modulus is strung with TI Jazz Flats.