Hello to all.... I need some help from the peeps on this one. I have 2 regular gigs. Praise team at church (5 services on Sunday) and a 2 gits,bass,drums band that gigs 4-5 times a month. Both gigs provide lots of fulfillment musically and otherwise. But a problem has surfaced on both fronts that has my musical sanity in peril. I am dealing with a soundman on both projects that hates bass and all that it stands for. This guy (let's call him Ron since that's his name) is a really good person. The fellow praise teamers and Christian rock guys out there will recognize the phrase "servant's heart". He has the technical skills needed to do the job. From a willingness to work standpoint you'll find none better. He's not in it for the money. He just wants to help and that's all good. But he wants, more than anything in the world, to make my 5 string sound like a Strat. I know I'm not the only one who has heard the sound guy babble about competing frequencies and all the rest. I've heard and said the same things. (I was a sound engineer for 4 years in the 80's) But this guy starts every gig by taking everything from 250 hertz and below and notches it out. Completely. I try and compensate by boosting what I've lost. He counters. I thrust. He parries. On and on..... til the night is done and I havn't heard a thing I've played all night. I celebrated my 25th anniversary as a bassist this past summer. I've spent thousands of hours and probably billions(!) of dollars crafting my tone. To have it undone my the guy behind the console is killing me. Sorry about the rant. I guess I really needed to get rid of that. Any advice? Similar problems? Don't leave me out here all alone!!!!!!!!!!! Dejected, Fo'