I'm hoping someone can help here. Had a 5 string (passive) Spirit for over 10 years and loved it. Dialed back the tone and played it thru a Hartke 12 kickback and it was as deep, dark and warm as a summer night.
Just took the plunge, bought a 5 string Synapse custom from Sam Ash.
The new bass doesn't sound anywhere near as good as the old one. It sounds extremely thin, hollow, and frankly... *cheap*.
I have the piezo turned off, humbucker at 100% and even when I roll the treble to off and the bass to 100%, it still sounds super plunky.
Thanks in advance.