I'm contemplating going the ampless route with my Fender p bass equipped with active EMG's. This bass puts out a hotter signal than my active Ibanez! I've been using the DI out from my Markbass CMD121p for years but since everybody in the band uses IEM's I might as well leave the amp at home. I used to have the Eden WTDI and a modified VT bass with DI but I don't want to fiddle with knobs and just get the pure tone of my p bass. Is there any advantage in using dedicated di’s (radial or countryman) vs having preamp/di like a sadowsky, or aguilar tonehammer with the preamp function disengaged and used as a di only?