So as a branch of the old thread (splitting signal to get Geddy Lee/Chris Squire tone) I have made my decisions on getting a Sansamp BDDI and some day I'll get a Marshall Guv'nor, BUT I would still like to split my signal so I can mix my "dry" signal with the distorted "wet" signal to get as close as possible to these guys' tones--in particular Chris Squire. To split/mix would I use an effects loop w/ directed bypass option? These boxes seem to send a line out to an effect and then back in again and can be mixed with your current signal. State your opinion on this option and your experiences. Possibly name models that seem to work well. OR Wire my Jazz bass for stereo, run a stereo cable (if they make them) to some sort of device/adapter that can split it into separate cables, might need to build one myself if I can't find one. Then run one wet, one dry, and then buy a tiny little powered mixer to mix the tones together and "blend" them together as needed. Which option would you do and why?