An experienced player and builder of basses told me something I want to verify. He said eg my yamaha basses wood, makes creating low frequency ( a strong fundamental ) impossible. Basically he is saying the amp cannot compensate for the nature of the wood. I have left details out, such as the specific woods he mentioned, the age of wood, the dryness. I just wanted an opinion on this smart mans opinions. I always check more than one source with critical issues like bass tone. For me, the holy grail is a perfect balance between lows mids and sweet highs.