Hi guys, I got a bit of a problem which has reared its ugly head on a few occasions in the past and it revolves around this particular 'sound'man who does a lot of work in the scene I'm in here, basically anytime I hear his name being mentioned when live sessions pop up my heart sinks, not because he's bad (in fact he's pretty good and seems to know his stuff and he's a pretty likeable chap) but for some inexplicable reason when it comes to engineering/micking live bass he loses the plot completely as in he can make a top of the range fender/Lakland whatever sound like a goose farting in a fog (when you can hear it). Its frustrating because he does a brilliant job with everything else (vocals, guitars, drums etc) but for some reason his bass sounds are little more than a subsonic rumble with no discernible tone or dynamics (you cant make out individual notes fer gods sake).....whats even more baffling is he's a pretty decent bass player himself . So I'm helping out a friend with an ultra important gig he's doing (A&R) next week, the backing band (which includes yours truly...yaay) is damn tight and the songs are fantastic (think rhcp meets ELO meets motown meets the charlatans) and even better the songs are very bass driven ie funk fingerstyle and lots of high fretless phrasings (hey cool alliteration) which means my bass HAS to 'cut' through (I'll be using a fretless MIA fender jazz).......problem.......'Sound' guy is looking after the live sound on the night So Im really asking how do you go about getting your normal live sound from a sound engineer who seems to be completely 'bass deaf'??? WITHOUT sounding like your telling him what to do and p***ing him off so he wrecks your sound even more?? HELP!!!!