I have a MM Sterling bass and a Mesa Boogie Buster 200 all tube 15" combo. I like the tone, but I am looking to add some "life" to the sound. Both on the low and high end. I use a Digitech bass squeeze compressor to level out the peaks and it adds alitle fattness to the tone. But the tone still seems a little dull to me. I tried a Sansamp to liven up the sound, but it added more noise, and didn't seem to work well with the active Sterling. I just tried an Aphex bass xciter, but it didn't seem to do much more than the digitech compressor, and it added some fuzz to the sound that I did'nt like. I don't think either the Sansamp or the Aphex worked well with my Sterling. I don't want to really add any fuzz or high treble, but I do want to "wake up" the clean sound of the Sterling going in to the Mesa tube combo. Maybe I need to experiment more with the onboard eq, or maybe the 7 band eq on the mesa? Any suggestions, I prefer a stomp box pedal.