Thanks for the great pointers. I'm aware of many of them as I have played in bands for years as a guitarist so I understand the role and how to approach it in a band context. Right now I'm looking for a Tone that is a base Bass tone for my own sound. From your explanation of how you dial in your tone, that's exactly what I do with guitar so that's good to know. I've come to the conclusion my original plan of completely approaching the Bass as a "new player" probably isn't the best way to go. I have a lot of experience with the 6 string brother of Bass which in many cases is fully transferable. Just different frequencies. At this point I need to find the sound(s) that compliments my guitar's sound(s). More specifically in recording and not so much in a live mix at this point.