Currently my amp is a Peavey Mini Mega, and even though I'm sure it would sound good for certain styles, I really just can't get a tone out of it's EQ that I actually like. I've gotten really frustrated with it, and really can't afford a new amp. I am also currently building a collection of pedals, I got a Tech 21 Sansamp, and it helps tremendously (it's EQ is already better than the one built into the amp). So I'm thinking of getting either a EQ pedal or rack, and my thought process is that if I can fine tune my tone as much as possible without the amp even being a factor, then in the future it won't matter as much what I'm plugged into (whether DI for recording, straight into a PA, etc). So my question is what are everyone's opinions about this? Do you think I should get an EQ rack to just substitute the amp EQ? Should I get a pedal instead and if so where in the signal chain should I put it? (I'm going to be getting a fuzz distortion and a volume/wah pedal, as well as some other pedals down the line). For full disclaimer I know there is no substitute for a good amp, and the amp will always have a pretty significant effect on the bass tone. But until I can afford a bass amp I really like I need to get more control over my tone, and I figure pedals are a good way to do that.