And here we are... hunting the elusive perfect tone. She is a fickle beast. I’m currently playing a M2500 G&L Tribute through an Ampeg PF350 amp and PF115-LF cab. The lows are strong, fundamental and all around incredible. Work up into the higher notes and everything kind of thins out, sounds snappy, and really high end-y. Too much for my tastes. I typically like a warmer sound, round, full, etc. I like to be able to access a little grind when necessary but I don’t like basses that essentially sound like a low octave guitar. I’m a fan of my bass sounding like a bass. Maybe John Paul Jones is the right example? A bass that cuts through the mix but still really holds the low end. So... my thoughts are this: A. Try using an EQ pedal to pull out the low mids and tone down the treble. B. Trade the Ampeg rig for possible a Fender Rumble rig (I typically see people reviewing these as having a more warm sound to them). C. Switch my M2500 to possibly a J or P bass (the G&L pickups run very hot). D. Any/All/None of the above. I appreciate all input! Help me hunt down the perfect tone!