I've posted similar threads in different forums on TB, but never resolved this problem: my overall sound is too bright/thin, and requires too much EQing. Here's my signal chain: Active Bassline Soapbars --> Aguilar OBP-3 --> Demeter VTBP 201s --> QSC RMX 2450 --> Bergantino 210 and 115. I think the problem is that the active electronics are too bright for the Demeter preamp...so I am considering the following: (1) Sell the Demeter and get a darker preamp (e.g., Ashdown or Kern), or (2) Keep the Demeter and get a parametric eq to filter out the highs and add some girth. To me these options make the most sense, and should be the most cost effective. So, of those choices, which would you recommend? If you have a better idea, I'd also like to hear it -- but if you're going to suggest switching the pickups to Bartolini's, it's not going to work: My old bass has an all-Bart setup and the rig is still pretty bright and thin (unless I roll of the treble and crank the onboard bass). Plus, compared to the Barts, the Basslines sound fuller and punchier. Thanks in advance!