I've been a guitar player for 50 years, as of this year. I've got quite a bit of vintage guitars and amps, and I know how to get a great tone out of most all my equipment. Due to arthritus 2 years ago; I have almost completely switched to bass now. I haven't broke out a 6 string but once or twice in almost 2 years. I've got a nice Jazz bass, and a 2010 4003 Ric, and I just bought a new 62 avri P bass. The only real bass amp I have is an Acoustic 200H with the matching 1x15 cab. I've got a 65 Showman but it has the D130F in it instead of the D140 used for bass, so I haven't used the head or cab for bass. My issue is; now that I've been playing for a couple years; I'm really soured on the tones I'm getting. I've got Labella DTB Flats on all my basses except the Ric which has Chromes flats on it. I have a small studio setup in my house, but have been working too much to do much recording yet. I won't be playing out any, or much, so I just want a nice sounding setup that will do to jam with, or play a small gig maybe. I've bought a Sansamp BDDI and also a Zoom B3 as well as a Boss bass EQ, but still can't get a sweet tone. Just relating to equipment; do any of you have any suggestions? I know the tone is very much in the fingers, but equipment wise, what do you think? Are the speakers more important than the amp with playing bass? Thanks for all your help. I have been a tone freak with 6 strings all my life, and now I'd like to cop a good bass tone as well. John Sr.