I was wondering what tricks folks have discovered for driving a power amp. My bass has 3-band active EQ which is more than I need. I hardly ever change amp EQ and I use no effects; I just need signal gain to push a power amp. (I have a line-out from a combo but don't really want to pack it around if a pedal can do the job.) What are the cheapest/simplest solutions out there for a no-frills pre-amp? I have heard it suggested that a Sansamp doesn't always make folks happy, but it's not clear if thats a signal quality or strength issue.