So the big brown truck carrying my Aguilar DB 680 arrived today! As soon as I plugged it in I knew I would love it. It sounds incredible. The only complaint I have is that it didn't come with a footswitch... Is the footswitch always sold separately or should I have gotten one with my 680? Not a big problem, but at $100, the footswitch is pretty expensive for what it does. Okay, on to my next topic. I've got a few questions for those of you who have experience with this preamp or with other similar situations. Firstly, I'm wondering where my DBX compressor should go in the signal chain... I've heard people say that the compressor should be first in the chain, but if I did that I would not be able to use the 680's dual footswitchable front inputs. Not that big of a deal, but the DBX only has inputs on the back, which would make it rather hard to switch basses with it racked. So I guess my other options are either putting it in the effects loop or after the 680, but I have a feeling the effects loop would not be the ideal place for it, especially since it's a parallel loop. How would it work after the preamp? I use the compressor mainly to add some more umph to my slapping, if that helps any. Finally, I was wondering if any of you current or former 680 owners could post the EQ settings you use the most, and what types of music you play. These dual parametric EQs are a little difficult to get used to, so I've been experimenting and I'm interested in seeing what everyone else uses. Thanks!