Here's my setup: Fender Active Jazz 5--->Sansamp BDDI--->Carvin DCM1500 (Bridged)--->Avatar Cabs I've done a TON of searches regarding the use of the Sansamp Bass Driver DI as a stand alone preamp, and have found many opinions, facts, and links to other similar threads, but I have yet to find a clear answer. So here's a few questions: What is the output voltage of the Sansamp BDDI? Is it enough to drive my Carvin DCM1500 to full power? Should I use the XLR output or the 1/4" output with an XLR adapter? One person said the 1/4" was a hotter output (but nobody confirmed it). One person said the RBI would work better, but then someone else said Sansamp told them it had the same output level as the BDDI Has anyone done the resistor mod? Did it work well? Is it necessary? ...also, at my last gig, I used the 1/4" output of the BDDI with an XLR adapter to my power amp, and the sound guy used the XLR of the BDDI to run me to his mixer and PA, but if I'm running the XLR of the BDDI to my power amp, can I just use the "through" output on my power amp to run to the PA (is that what it's for)? ...AND, is there anything important I should know about the output of my bass (active pickups) and if it will affect anything I'm asking about (like how high should I keep the volume)? I don't want anything blowing up blahblahblahblahblahblah sorry for the long post. Feel free to answer as many/few of my questions as you like and/or point to threads I've missed which have already answered them. Thanks. Thanks.