I thought I was set on the sansamp but I tried one and I'm not sure it's right for me. It really does seem to demolish the mids and I struggle to cut through as it is. It seems a little noisy at times too. I do like the fat tone so I haven't ruled it out yet, I'm just shopping for alternatives. I also tried the MXR M-80 and it's too harsh for me. So what else is out there? I'm thinking about a BBE BMAX, but I'd rather have a pedal. I'm also looking at the XOTIC Tri-logic Bass preamp, but no DI is a negative. Any suggestions?