Youprobably had millions of these threads over the years but im totally lost on this one. I have myself a squire p/j bass (jazz pickup in bridge position) i really love this bass but i cant get it to sound as good as my main bass and i reall would want to have 2 basses that sounds fantastic so it doenst really matter wich one i pickup for either recording or gigging. The music we play is thash-metal and what i want is something punchy powerfull that really cuts through the mix. I use an ashdown mag 300 with two 4x10 cabs and while i can make myself clearly rumbling with just sheer volumepower itself the result isnt very pleasing as it just makes the sound a mess. So my thought is that i think the electronics in the squier probably isnt up to par. With my aria pro ii, i can get results similair to the bass sound in this video and be just as clearly heard at way lower volumes and it doenst overpower the sound of either guitars or drums.