Hey Guys, I play a Stingray 5 HH. I just picked up a used Little Mark II from a fellow TB'er to replace separate preamp and amp rig. Suffice it to say that I won't miss any of the old rig - the LM II sounds just fantastic with my 210/tweeter cab! Just love it. That said, I was listening to/practicing with the LM II's D.I. out tonight through my Mackie 12 ch. and into headphones. Sounded far less rich than through the cabinet and far brighter than the bass was solo when sent direct into the mixer. Sound was thin and very trebel-ey. I had all of the tone controls on the bass and LM II at or very near 12:00, so I'm confuzzled about why the sound would be that different?? (BTW, I don't think its the headphones, I'm using $300+ Sennheisers). Anybody else tried this and have you heard similar? (Great, warm live sound, much more top end heavy through the D.I.?) I'm going to take the LM II to my church gig tomorrow morning and will try the D.I. out to the house system to see if its any different there. What have you heard? BTW - on a related note, I A/B'd between the "direct out" and "tuner out" through two equally set channels on my mixer tonight. It appears that the "tuner" is a straight pass-through from the input, while the "direct out" is post-front panel adjustments to the LM II. You might have already known that (I've read about it in these boards before), but...in the spirit of sharing...there you go. Would be interested in other headphone practicing experiences and all tone shaping advice. Thanks all!