excuse me for the strange title of this thread... I explain it... I usually send the signal to the PA using my amp DI, cause I mostly play in festivals where the sound engineers prefere not to use mics for bass amps... and you know it's not good to have an argument with a sound engineer before a gig... I always play with the gain cranked up... it's a valve amp and I like that dirty tone... but many people told me that such a sound will suck when sent through a DI... because to have a nice overdrive you need a speaker... I never had the opportunity to check this thing by myself... have you ever experienced this problem??