I'm sorry, guys...everything is in the threads somewhere, but I can't find it. All apologies. I have a passive Stingray copy that I really like, and want to get a punchy and active sound from it. It was suggested that instead of modding with an onboard pre that I use an "offboard" pre, then run directly to my amp. Will a sansamp DI do the trick, or should I be looking for a different pedal? I've never used pedals or effects, and don't want to purchase the wrong item. Thanks, everyone!