What does everyone think of Lepond's bass sound on the three albums he's played with Symphony X on? I think his tone on V was good, but could've been a little louder. On The Odyssey his tone was less distinctive than on V, with less mids and such. He was also buried beneath the massive wall of guitar on this album. On the live album, Lepond's sound is awesome! Most bassists in metal don't have a tone like he has (it's usually a lot more lows which make the bass less distinctive and muddy), but you can hear Lepond, even when he doubles Romeo's riffs. I heard the bass sound on the new album is supposed to rock. I hope so, because I just transcribed Accolade II and Frontiers, and unless your EQ is set to max bass, minimum treble, you miss half the things Lepond plays!