I am sick of it. I have a peavey tnt, and I play a MIM Jazz Deluxe with active PUP's. Now, I keep my EQ level, gain at half way, the volume on my bass is at full, the bass control on my bass is cranked, mids are in the middle, and highs are cranked. I cannot turn up the amp to 1/4 of the way without it farting out all the time and sounding all distorted. I need to play loud because for some reason God allowed the human race to invent drums. What can I do so that I don't have to worry about the compressor, but do not lose volume?