Our recording studio is currently closed for a month or two while we move to a new location but I'm still in the middle of a project for my own band. We have final drum tracks but everything else is far from perfect. I'm trying to reproduce the sound of my early 70's SVT rig using DI equipment only. I have: Sansamp Bass Driver DI Art Dual MP tube preamps with instrument inputs Fulltone Bassdrive pedal Peas and Custard pedal Art tube compressors Urei LA4 compressors MOTU D/A converters and music interface to the computer where I'll be recording the rest of the project (originally on digital tape -Tascam DA78HRs) and all the other stuff from the studio but in my living room so I can't crank up an amp to proper volume. So far my attempts with a combination of the Sansamp with or without the Fulltone have been relatively successful but the sound could still have more growl or bite to it without sounding clanky like DIs always do to me. Would the Fulltone Bassdrive into the Art Tube pre be a better choice? I like the Sansamp a lot but it rilly seems to lack the throaty growl of the SVT even with the drive up and the bass and treble down a bit. I can EQ as much as I want after it's recorded but I want a solid sound to start with. By the way it's very rapidly picked bass in a crust / grindcore band but that being said I still want the bass to be articulated. 'nuff rambling, any ideas?