I know. Again this question But how to keep your tone on the mixer. Many mixers, many places. Without your cab and amp head. My basses are all active the only preamp pedal i have is MXR -M81 and i really like it. I use it sometimes to try to fix my sound when the mixer guy don't agree to talk. My DI is Radial J48. I did play on a big church and my bass was sounding like a car with a big stereo sound system that vibrate everything. I told it to the guy and he didn't like it at all. He told me he knows how to use his EQs. So i could not mess it up.