Hey all, I had a unique (to me) opportunity last night at the show I was playing. I'm in the house band but two of the other acts had bass players. I was playing my new (again, to me) 5 string MIA Fender J bass, guy 1 was playing a 4 string MIA Fender J, and guy 2 was playing a J bass of which make I cannot remember. I supplied my amp (Fender Bassman 250 1X15 combo amp) as backline. The three of us had three unbelievably different tones. 1. Me: neck pup cranked, bridge pup at around 25-50% amp setting flat. My tone was similar to a p-bass, which is what I have been playing most up until I got my J musical style: Country, indie pop type stuff 2. Fender MIA J guy: told me he just used the bridge pup, and his tone was very similar to an upright oddly. musical style: straight up dirty blues (killer band by the name of The Talisman Blues band) 3. J bass of unknown make guy: I have no idea what his settings were, he took off before I could ask, but his tone was tight, focused, punchy and sat beautifully with the other instruments. musical style: kinda folky, but hard to define. Three female vocalists who alternate between guitars, a banjo, and ukelele respectively.(also an awesome band by the name of The Sweet Alibi) No one touched the knobs on my amp, and I had set everything flat/neutral. I guess my question is this: Does anyone have the same setup as me, and how do you dial in that tight focused sound? I realize that pups, technique, etc all come into play here, but I'm hoping for an easy answer I have played with my pup volume knobs and tone knob, but maybe because I don't have a lot of experience with J basses/a tin ear, I'm having a heck of a time emulating that sound. Thanks for reading guys.