I recently picked up a SansAmp Bassdriver DI, love it, makes both my basses sound good. What I was wondering is if anyone has used it as the only preamp before going straight into a power amp.....? I've got the DI and the Tech21 compressor, which also has tone controls on it. Would that be enought tone shaping possibilities? If so, what amps would you recommend? I'm partial to the grinding Ampeg tone, but heard an Ashdown recently that was awesome.