Hey everybody, this is really my first thread so go easy on me . So anyway, I guess right now I'm a bassist still trying to get the sound I want. Right now my bass of choice is a Yamaha BB605, and I'm playing through a BBE 383 Preamp, QSC RMX850 power amp, to either a Steelsound 2x10 alone or with a single 15 of the same make. I suspect that either my bass choice or preamp are the source of my tone problems. The issue I'm having right now is and exceedingly boomy low end. I playing in a country, classic rock, oldies band and I'm really looking for a nice warm sound that will sit in the mix and not be obnoxious. What I've noticed/tried: I thought maybe I could get some useful compression to control the low end, but for what it's worth, the compressor on my BBE is junk. I have to set the threshold so high that it either overly compresses everything or won't kick in at all. I don't use the sonic maximizer function at all. In essence I only use the EQ. I have been unable to roll the low end off enough to get desireable results. Any ideas? Some adjustments to the rig maybe? I was toying around with my guitar player at the local music store, and was able to get a very nice sound, the sound I'd like, with a very nice rig. It was an Ampeg SVT-VR tube head and SVT 810AV cabinet....a monster rig, in price and size. I played three basses, two Ernie Ball MM's, a four and five string, as well as a yamaha TRB fretless. Definately had the sound I wanted. The problem with that is I don't have 3 grand for the stack. One possibility though, is a used SVP Pro preamp that they had an enticing price of $250 on. Think this would help in waming my sound up at all without sounding like an earthquake rolling in? Thanks in advance!