hey guys. i am trying to record bass into a daw. i have an art tube mp (usb version) preamp that I was plugging into the "input" channel. i assume this is an instrument/high z channel, but i am not sure since i don't have the manual. what i notice is the bass sounds a bit thin/tinny and there's some noise. do you think i'd be better off with a di box? i used to have a countryman and regret selling it now. also, i was thinking i could be a male xlr to 1/4" cable and do bass into the mic input on the preamp. this would be balanced and have less noise in theory, correct? would that be exactly the same as using a di box? thanks!