the meaty goodness straight out of my tone. and it kinda irritates me. i want just a bit of fuzz around the edges of my unadulterated, ball sack rattling, pure and beautiful bass tone. i've tried just a few fuzz pedals and they all leave me with the "hey, where'd i go" confusion as soon as i hit the pedal. my guitarist uses a lot of distortion. a lot. so i understand losing my signal in the mix, but what i cannot understand nor tolerate is losing the kick in the butt from my bass rig two feet behind me. i've most recently tried the Bass Big Muff Pi and no matter what setting i've tried so far, i disappear not only in the full band mix, but i lose the presence of my Ampeg SVT HLN 410 being pushed by an Ashdown Mag 300 that's right behind me! What gives? what am i doing wrong? i've heard guys play with fuzz pedals and specifically the Bass Big Muff and I enjoy their sound. why can't i figure it out? does my input gain always need to be maxed out? is there some type of signal boost i need to run at the same time? any input is greatly appreciated.