I play hard rock and love to cut through the mix (who doesn't in rock music?). I'm about fed up with the musicman because after bagillions of tweaks the d and g string still seem so quiet. Then again that's comparing it to my thumb which cuts through like "insert metaphor." I was wondering what I should get or replace the MM with? I was thinking about trying a p bass but haven't had the pleasure to play an active p. What are the tonal differences? I thought about a Rickenbacker, possibly a Spector Euro, or an older Modulus VJ. The problem is though is none of these I can get my hands on so it would be great for some tone comparisons. Also, I'm open to any suggestions about what to add to my arsenal as I know I've not had the opportunity to try as many basses as you guys so maybe you guys can help. Thanks!