Firstly, I get the feeling this has been asked a billion times, but I'm so piss poor at selecting the right/best search terms that I always come out blank. It happened again. (That and the search function doesn't allow 2 letter terms) Anyway, I quite like the sound of my bass (Samick Fairlane 6, active soapbars, 2 band EQ), but the output is rather weak. I've thought about gutting it and having all new pickups and preamp installed, but I already like the tone the way it is on the stock electronics (though a midrange control would be nice.) So would using a DI box or outboard preamp (i.e. a SansAmp or something) help my output signal be any hotter? I've heard that Tobias Toby Pro basses have weak output and that people have remedied that with DI boxes. What are some that you've used? On the surface this seems more economical than a full onboard electronics upgrade? Thanks again.