I've been watching a lot of bass videos on you tube lately. These range from guys in music stores demoing basses via ipotato recordings, to more professionally done videos (i.e. lesson vids, bass manufacturer vids) where the bass is recorded in a manner that should lend itself to having a good tone. For the sake of argument I'll write the iPhone videos off since it's almost impossible to get a good bass recording from those. The one thing I've noticed is that a great many of the bass tones in these videos seem to have very little bottom end added in, resulting in a tone that basically sounds pretty harsh/raspy and unpleasant to listen to with my ears. It almost sounds like it's all top end and midrange with very little of the lower frequencies mixed in. It's not all recordings mind you. I've heard different recordings of the same bass, one where there was a decent amount of the lower frequencies mixed in and it sounded pleasant, while others just sounded like I described above, thin, harsh and raspy.