before i start, i'd like to note that i'm not a regular on this board and it is possible that i may be repeating a subject that has been recently brought up, but as i did not see such a thread, i took the liberty of creating one. if it has been discussed, please refer me to where i may find solutions to my problems. okay, here goes. I have a new US made Big Muff pedal that i got for christmas. Jamming with it alone in my room, i like the sound i can get on it. The problem comes when i try to use it with my band. i notice that the moment i turn it on, i lose all ability to hold the bottom with my tone, it seems to cut out all my lows when i set the tone on the pedal to a level that i like. so based on an idea i got from nada surf, i tried playing through two amps simultaniously a few days ago. my set up went from my bass, to my tuner pedal (which has two outputs) from one output i went straight to my bass amp and from the other i went to the big muff, and then out to my guitar amp. i played with this a little and i think it is possible that something similar could solve my problem. I do not have access to two gig-worthy bass amps, so i would need to find a way to blend my clean and distorted channels into one amp. what equipment would i need to do this. also, is this a bad idea? had anyone got any experience with this or have any stories to tell me? i know that the guy from nada surf uses two amps, a marshal bass amp and a fender guitar amp. also, i've heard stories of bassists doubling their distorted parts with clean bass on albums. so my idea seems to be practiced at least a little. advice on other practical solutions would be helpful. in case it's relivant, i play in a pop-rock band. i play a jazz bass with a j retro through a 15" combo amp (or whatever i can borrow from the other bassists at shows) and i tend to boost my highs and lows and cut the mids. thank you.