How much of a difference in sound quality and tone is there between taking a line out from my amp (warwick CCL) and the DI out, in a live situation. Reason I ask, is I done the first gig with this amp and Thumb bass last week. The sound guy asked if I had a line out on the amp to go to the desk, I said I had a DI out as well, but he opted for the line. Also after the gig, one of the guys commented that the bass lacked punch, and didn't cut through, though surely this should have been spotted during the sound check, the word woolley springs to mind. Thing is, it sounded fine on stage, though they had to put loads of top end on at the desk. Would the DI out help this in future? (it does have a pre/post preamp button, bu I'm not sure if this affect the line out too.) The only other thing is, they are used to mixing for a guy who uses a Westone Stienberger copy, played with a pick, whereas I uses the afore mentioned Thumb, played fingerstyle. This would account for some (well...a lot) of difference in tone, but surely not as drastic as they seemed to make out. Anyway the gig went well, it was a battle of the bands, and we won. Not bad for the bands first gig.