I've only been playing bass for about a year now and I was wondering if someone could perhaps give me some insight about how one could get their bass playing to stand out more in the midst of playing a band. Here is an example of this and I'm sure there are plenty of others as well: I believe most everyone has heard The Real Me from The Who. It's very easy to hear Mr. Entwistle's incredible bass playing amongst all the other elements in this song. Now, take Somebody to Love by The Jefferson Airplane. Also some killer bass playing in this song but it's really muddy and hard to hear everything that's going, at least for me. I'm sure the recording techniques and processes involved in both songs played a big part in creating the differences here but is there something else? Equipment I'm sure, yes? I added a Digitech Bad Monkey pedal to my rig and I seemed to get a bit more definition (and growl) out of my playing as opposed to playing with no effects at all, other than the boost on my GK head. I record our band when we play live and I could tell the difference in the tapes. I do feel that there are other ways to go about getting one's bass lines to shine through more when playing with your band. I'm hoping that some of you out there could shed some light on this. It would be most appreciated.