Hi, My current config: Am. Std. J Bass --> Sansamp DI --> Presonus Firebox There seems to be no middle ground for my bass tone. The sound is either really whimpy or too bassy and muddy. It sounds 'unclean'. I do have a compressor and an EQ on the way... but I'm not sure if this is going to help me. Because my bass is passive should I be using a *real* preamp? I was thinking about just getting a presonus tubepre. Will this help the signal sound 'clean' and 'clear' so I can better dial in the tone I am looking for? Thanks in advance!