I recently acquired an MXR M-80 and loved it, especially the 'color' setting with gave me a nice rock tone that I wanted. But with my active bass it just distorts at any setting and its really frustrating. I dont want to turn down my bass volume and the distortion is worse with the 'color' setting but I want to use it. I dont use the actual distortion on the pedal at all. There is a little peaking when I run the bass (Spector Euro 5lx) straight in too but the DI obviously aggrivates this. Maybe I need to add a pad to the bass pre. Has anyone got any suggestions or had any experience with this?