I have the following gear: Fender Jazz bass (with 60's jazz bass pickups and a Badbutt bridge) Boss GEB-7 Boss TU-2 Sansamp DI (more effects to come) Carvin PB-200 I use the amp as a monitor and run through the DI on the SansAmp. I usually run this in the effects loop. The only problem with this is that if I need to adjust the volume of my amp, it affects the signal, since it controls the preamp output. I want my effects to go through the house too. Would it be better to go straight to the sansamp, GEB-7 and then to an ectra direct box?