Originally Posted by VanillaThundah
The parameters for your on-board EQ could be manipulating different frequency ranges than the preamp would. Many of them can add character to the tone as well, like the VT bass deluxe. You can bypass your amp's preamp with a pedal like that and essentially give yourself a 6-channel amp.
This is well said. This is my setup:
It's not quite finished, but it sounds killa'! The Basswitch is just an awesome piece of gear. I run it straight into a power amp and it just sounds massive. I also ran it into the power amp input in the back of my GB SM 12.0 and it was way cleaner and louder than that amp ever got, and it's a great amp...
The Aguilar is just on there because I don't have any place else to put it yet...