My signal consists of Bass, Compressor, Preamp, Power amp and speaker. Where is the best place for the compressor? 1. Plug the bass into the compressor first then route the signal into the pre amp and then into the power amp? 2. Run the compressor in the FX loop of the pre amp? 3. Insert the compressor ito the signal chain between the pre amp and the power amp? I'm more inclined to go with option 3 because my Pre amp, an Alembic F1X,doesn't have a clip limiting indicator light, so with the compressor in between the Pre and the Power amp, I'll be able to keep the Power amp (a QSC 3002) from clipping. I'll also add that I've been using it in the FX loop of the F1X. It has worked well there, but I've been told that I'm not using it right. It's overall effect is slight and subtle, but I like what it does. Your assistance is appreciated. For the record, the Compressor is an Alesis NanoComp. Since I'm on a roll, I've actually read somwhere that there are folks that have a two channel rackmount compressor and they use it before the pre amp, meaning the bass is plugged directly into the compressor, and the other channel of the compressor is used just before the power amp. Isn't that overkill?