I love my bass tone acoustically and plugged into my home stereo system but not through a bass amp Ive had trace elliots, a tc electronic currently, ashdown even a behringer they all sound good but i cant get that illusive tone. I would describe the tone as warm and neutral with definition but never sharp or brittle, its almost acoustic If the stereo amp and speakers would cut it live i'd go on stage with it in a flash Is this a compression issue? Anyone else feel the same? I play a mix of music but not metal really (for a long time anyway, 1st 10 years of my 30 years playing, perhaps!) Any thoughts???