Hello, I am curious... what would happen if I plug a passive bass directly into a power amplifier? An active bass? A bass through a stompbox? My bass through a simple direct box? A compressor? I ask because I'm building a new rig and I'm kind of a minimalist. I don't want any EQ and would prefer not to buy a preamp if I don't need to. My first choice would be bass->power amp->cabinet. My second choice would be to add something simple like Raven Labs or a rackmount compressor. Your comments are appreciated!