I have a SansAmp BDDI and a small, low quality, 20 watt amp. It's annoys me how I can only go from a clean tone that sounds as though I'm not even using the SansAmp to a tone that shakes the speaker like crazy and roars like a distorted baritone guitar (it still has lots of bass though). But maybe this is just how the SansAmp works through a small amp? Anyway, another thing that annoys me: my amp buzzes and I think it's.... clipping? (I don't even have overdrive on and I still get boatloads of overdrive... I think my amp must be clipping. this could have something to do with my blend setting being on full though) So now I am wondering if I can get a wider range of tones and no clipping by running my bass and sansamp through my laptop and connect headphones for sound. I once watched a BDDI demo on youtube, and in the video, the person was playing a recorded bass loop through their computer, and tweaking the sansamp knobs. When they messed with drive, it went from a strong rock-style tone at 12:00 to a gnarly growl beyond 2:00. I watched another video where a guy was demoing his sansamp through a 100 watt combo amp. He had his tone setting on "SVT style" and he was slapping. If I put my sansamp on "SVT style", I worry that my amp is on the edge of breaking (Well... not really. It just rumbles really hard and growls like a distorted guitar). So will playing straight into a computer with headphones solve my problems? If so, here are my questions: 1) What would be the best way to do this without spending over... say... $120? 2) What are some good, cheap headphones? 3) What would I even need to get to do something like this? I know it's possible, I just don't know what to get... My current setup is a MIM standard Fender Jazz bass and a SansAmp BDDI.