Hey everyone I was in studio for the first time the other day. I played my '95 Fender MIM Jazz (pickups wide open) with new D'Addario XL's through a Boss DI-1 into the board. When I heard the track, I (and everyone around) was astounded at how good the tone was! I had no idea my bass could sound that good. So I was in the music shop like two days ago, and I saw the Boss DI-1. I enquired innocently as to its price, and the saleperson gently reminded me that since I have a Roland DB-500, I have that exact DI box (obviously he means the technology) built into my amp. Brilliant! Now I'm messing around at home with N-track ( ) and my M-Audio Delta 1010LT, coming from the DI on my amp... and it sounds... well, let's just say it doesn't begin to compare to that tone I heard in studio. My big question is... why not? Why does it sound better in studio than at home?