The Truly Modular Bass Amplification System: Any of you specifically use a pedalboard (and/or rack - computer) as your preamp? - Bass. - Preamp consisting of pedalboard/rack/computer stuffs. - Power amp - not a "bass amp", something like a dedicated PA amp, something that does not really add it's own tone controls or "color" or that is not specifically voiced for bass guitar. The power amp in most solid state bass amps would qualify, or powered mixers, pa power amps, and so on. - Cab(s). So .. no bass amp used, per se. You have actually created your own "bass amplifier" by assembling the right stompboxes/rack stuff and then amplifying that with a simple power amp. To me, a system like that is the ultimate custom modular bass amp. You have total freedom to design and create how your bass amplification system is made. You choose how the bass controls are voiced, as well as the midrange and treble controls. Plus input gain stage, compression, FX Loop, output distribution (PA, FOH, power amps/monitors, recording inputs, and so on). Not so much just using a pedal setup as "fx", but pedal setups that actually replace a conventional bass amp ... a preamp made of stompboxes and rackies and a clean colorless (or as close to that as practical) power section. I'm not talking about reverbs, phase shifters, and the like, I'm speaking of "always on" necessary tone controllers, gain stages, and dynamics controllers that completely replace the common bass amp. I know that these "modular" systems have gone out of vogue since like, the 90s, in favor of the newest/hippest/lightest/most prestigious/mostly more bitchenest little bass amps that are so popular these days. But to heck with being hip, I'm looking for custom selected personally tailored modular pedalboard preamps. Computer-based systems welcome as well. Any users of those type of systems that would like to share their setups? Doing some research. Thanks.