With my setup (laminated New Standard Cleveland, Pirastro Jazzers, Schertler Stat-B or K&K BassMax pickups into various amps) there's a really large difference between the amplified pizz/arco tone and volume. I'm taking lessons again with a good teacher so I feel like my German bow technique is becoming more refined. Still there's a huge difference, because I feel like my pizz technique produces a lot of fundamental while bow+steel strings=lots of high end harmonics. Sometimes I kick in my SansAmp Bass Driver DI to even out pizz/arco tone/volume or (gasp!) use the compressor on my Fishman Platinum Bass DI. These devices work well (and affect the sound going to both my amp and the PA, which is good) but I kinda feel like I'm cheating. I've considered a volume pedal, but that probably wouldn't work well with the piezo, and wouldn't take care of the XLR signal. I've tried Innovation Honey and Obligato strings but I felt like both pizz and arco were a bit of a compromise--pizz tone was not even close, and I actually like the gruff sound of the bow on steel strings. Do other folks use electronics or technique (or both) to address this?