Here is my setup: Peavey Nitrobass head BBE Sonic Maximizer Sansamp Bass Driver DI I am using 2 basses, a DeArmond Pilot Deluxe 5 and an MTD Kingston. Ever since I got the Sansamp, I haven't been able to get a clear, articulate tone. The Sansamp adds tons of thick tube tone, but it seems to be at the expense of clarity - I can't even tell what note I'm playing if I use this with my rig at band practice. I'm thinking that maybe it's my EQ settings. I am using the SVT emulation setting on the Sansamp. I've got the Sonix Maximizer set with the Lo-Contour at 3 o'clock and the Process knob at 2 o'clock, and on the Nitrobass, I've got the Contour knob at 12 o'clock, the "low" knob at 3 o'clock, the mids knob at 1 o'clock, and the highs knob at 4 o'clock. Maybe the problem is that I am running both the Sonic Maximizer and the Sansamp? Is there just too much signal processing going on here?