What I think I need is an outboard pre for my passive Lakland USA Joe Osborn with Lindey Fralins. The problem is, when I plug both my basses into my Walter Woods Ultra (one bass per channel) and run my Radial JDI DI box from the Woods line-out to the board, my Jazz bass is too weak compared to my Sadowsky active bass. That means when I switch basses the sound man will have to adjust for the weaker signal to the front of the house. I've owned a Sadowsky outboard (the newer one) and sent it back last year before I had this senario. It made my jazz bass sound beautiful but when playing with the band it didn't cut as well so I found myself cutting it off... was too thick sounding, got lost. Note: My jazz bass is a wonderful sounding passive. I would really just like to boost the signal because the Woods has all the eq I need. I've been doing searches reading about Aguilar DB924, Fodera 2000, Sadowsky old and new, T-Rex, and some others like J-retro etc. Like I said I just want to boost the signal to the board. It was suggested to me in another thread to just simply cut the active bass volume down to closely match the output of the passive, but that is not really what I would like to do. Thanks for suggestions.