So I've been playing a lot with a group of people lately: drums, bass, myself (guitar), and 2 other guitarists. We do a lot of heavy jam stuff. The problem is we're having trouble getting a good balance. The 3 guitar thing is actually really cool a lot of the time. They are very good musicians and a lot of fun to play with. They play with a lot of distortion and do a lot of trading off of licks. They're both really into scooping their mids and playing with heavy bass. On the other hand, I cut my bass fairly heavily to keep my tone bright and clean. Certain recordings sound phenomenal when we manage to get the levels right but it's a recurring problem that I tend to get buried in the mix. As dominant as they usually are, they often claim they still can't hear themselves. A lot of times it ends up where everyone has trouble hearing anything period. I don't know much about the science of sound but it seems to me that the heavy bass all around might be the cause of this. Is this off base?