I play in a metal/hardcore band with a 5-string active and play the low B a LOT as the guitarist are tuned to B as well. Im playing thru a Kustom groove bass 1200 w/2x10 and 1x15. Im looking to change my sound a bit. I want more low end, punch, sustain and some 'growl'. I also want to even the overall volume as some notes tend to stand out more than others. WE play very fast and it's hard to keep things even some of the time. Since Im running straight into the amp I thought about adding some gear. I've searched here and some thing have come to my attention, Sansamp bass driver, Aphex punch factory, bass xciter, dbx compressors (166xl), compulator. I kind of want a gate too to get rid of unwanted noises but I guess this is not as important as getting my sound together first. I can't really try any of these out without driving a good distance so Im hoping some people here can give me some Ideas or point me in the direction of some gear I have not mentioned. Or maybe a good setup that has worked for you. Thanks. I don't mind buying used and I'd like to stay under 300 if I could.