I've noticed that my bass guitar track drops out on some equipment, like on laptop speakers, for example. I've also been getting some feedback about my recordings that the bass sounds "too deep" or "overcooked," and I'm trying to decide what to do. If you want to hear it, you can check out my latest mix "nonnomluvyurmom" at http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=1095297 I'm playing an Ibanez bass and it seems to me that the bridge pickup sounds awful, so I just dial it to the neck pickup. Then I record direct from a GK 700RB. Things I'm considering doing are: upgrade the bridge pickup; use an octave pedal; run the mix through one of these units or something like it: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/KosmosV2/ http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MaxxBCL/ What is my best option at this point, besides a new bass guitar? This one was a gift from my spouse and I can't upgrade to a new instrument without causing problems.