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Old 12th November 2019
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As others have noted, it's an uphill battle - but speaking as a bassist who sometimes plays a chord or two:

-- If the bass has two pickups, try using the bridge pickup on its own and turning up the bass's treble control - this can often provide a little more definition (a Rickenbacker works well for this kind of playing, in my experience)

-- If you can get the bassist to stick to only two strings at a time, that can make a big difference, although if the player's style is to use more strings this might not be feasible

-- This probably goes without saying, but if you're using any compression, try not using it....and you might even experiment with a downward expander

Good luck!