Alright ladies and gentleman, I'm aware this has probably been discussed before (probably more than once, too), but it's always fun to reflect on how your sound has changed so let's start a new topic! Now, like or not, we all have our ideal sound, and one of the highest goals of many musicians it to find that particular sound and run with it. Have you found "your" sound yet? What is it? What gear do use to get this sound? What techniques? What variations on the standard techniques (thumb or index finger when doing artificial harmonics, etc.) have you made your own? Peronsally, I'm experimenting with techniques and settings at the moment, but it's kind of hard to tweak and such on a deadpan Samick with a broken bridge volume pot, and, when the pot was broken, it was muted. My bridge pickup did nothing, until my last lesson, when my teacher managed to turn the pot all the way up. An improvement, I guess. The closest I ever came to hearing "my" sound (a sound the just made me grin from ear to ear) was on a Schecter Stilleto Studio 4 string played through...hmmm...some big funker of a tube amp. I can't remember exactly what it was. Unfortunately, it was $1300. And I have no money to spend on a new bass. At all. But I do have some Seymour Duncan Hot for P and Hot for J p'ups to stick in my Samick with an Aguilar OBP-3 (as soon as it comes in -- same store with the Schecter, actually). In any case, I'm on the road to finding that sound. It's hard to describe, I'll have to go back and play the Schecter again to get it fresh in my memory.