I just ordered the bass max. I have one already installed in my KING doublebass--(actually, it is the rockabilly system so it's a bass max plus fingerboard piezo.) I have not gotten the new bass max yet, but will be installing it on my strunal steel-string as soon as it arrives. My question is this: Would it be better to go straight to sansamp or to line 6 bass pod before amp? I will be using one or the other as my pre-amp.