Bass guitar is the absolute worst instrument for playing through headphones. It's not just lifeless, I can't v"hear" myself unless it's the only thing in the mix or it's stupid loud. Louder than I ever want to crank phones. The brief experiment I had with a shaker promised to change all that. But upon doing the math after killing it , I realized I was putting about 400w into a 40w driver, and it didn't like it. I've not tried more expensive drivers.