Hey bass friends, So I already know that it'll be impossible to replicate Jack's tone exactly without having his fingers, technique, and rig (particularly the Alembic-modded Starfire and Versatone amp)...but since investing in a Versatone or any new amp is not an option for me, I'd like to come as close to the warm, slightly overdriven aspect of his tone as I can using a pedal. Think that warm responsive grit and sustain over a big clean low end on songs like "Water Song" and "Sea Child". I already know about getting an attack similar to his with my fingers, but I'm looking for something that will add just a bit of dirt and sustain with this attack the way Jack's rig responds to his attack. Right now I'm working with a solid-body instrument, but I'm thinking of springing for a semi-hollow Jack Casady Signature or Guild Starfire when I have the money! My amp is a Mesa Boogie Walkabout. These are the pedals I've been looking at: Darkglass Vintage Microtubes (I like that this one is designed for bass and has a blend knob, though it's a bit pricey) Way Huge Pork Loin (I like blend knob) Ashdown Lomenzo Hyperdrive (this seems to be a lesser known one, designed for bass, and allows you to select the specific mid-range that will be overdriven and blend that with your clean signal) Southampton Fifth Gear (this one sounds really good in a demo I watched, but I'm a bit concerned about the lack of a blend knob, and the fact that it's not designed for bass) Although watching demos of these four gave me the feeling that I might be able to approximate the sound I'm after with any of them, I didn't hear the specific sound I wanted with the settings used in any of the demos...so I'm going to you guys for advice! Does anyone have any experience with these? For pedals like the Fifth Gear or Pork Loin, not designed for bass, do you find that you lose any low end - especially for the Fifth Gear since it lacks a blend option? I'll add a poll for these four pedals, but feel free to recommend other options if you know of them! As always, thanks!