I had my first practice with the contemporay worship service that my church has. Their normal bass player is a high school kid and he will be at senior prom the night that the next service is. so I will be subbing for him. Last night he came to the practice anyway. I started setting up and this little punk criticized the fact that I like to EQ my bass from the amp only and not the amp and the bass. I turn all the knobs off on my bass except the volume. Then I EQ the bass using the knobs on the amp. I simply like the tone I get when I do this. well this kid tells me that its wrong and you cant do that. I said why not and he says cause it sounds bad. I told him to each his own and it does not sound bad to my ears. he just said whatever and walked away.