Looking for some advice, feedback, etc... I'm looking for a nice DI box that I can use for recording, and possibly also use it live to go FOH. I play passive basses, and often use tube amps live. I have been using a Countryman, but lost it on a road gig. With the countryman gone, I need to get something. If I go for just another DI box, I will probably just re-buy a countryman (so no JDI recommendations please). But, I'm thinking about making an upgrade to something with a tube / transformer. Recording is in a home / semi-pro studio. The engineer (our keyboard player) has lots of nice gear, but only so much, so all the "nice" pre-amps get used for drum mics, piano sounds, etc. Some options... Summit Audio TD-100 -- seems like it would be nice for studio and stage. Nice price, nice form factor... 1/2 the price of a REDDI (new). REDDI -- I know it's the best, but it is expensive, and pretty big / heavy for live work. Demeter VTDB-2B -- the fact that it doesn't have a direct out kind of worries me, especially thinking about live use. Aguilar DB-900 -- same as the Demeter. I've heard the output doesn't play nice with some amps. Or, just stick with the countryman? Maybe try using my Aggie TH350 as a pre for recording? Any thoughts? Can you mod the Demeter or Aggie so that the 1/4" out is an unaffected out?