Hi, Please admire my new Empress setup. G&L L2500 bass -> Empress Compressor -> Empress Multidrive -> Empress Nebulus -> Empress Echo System -> Sansamp Preamp/DI -> amp/board. Note that the Echo System also acts as a looper. Plus it can have other effects routed directly into it. That thing is a landmark in audio engineering! And so is the G&L L2500! Basically, after going clean for a good decade, playing a bass as natural sounding as I could, I decided to toy with electricity again. I assume that I will again look for a band in the future. But for the while, I'm jamming alone with pedals. ... *NB - I'm not being sponsored by Empress or anybody.