First of all here is my signal chain... Fender P-bass w/ Active EMG or Fender Jazz (passive)>Dunlop 105Q Wah-->Digitech Bass Synth Wah-->MXR M-80 Bass D.I/Distortion-->Boss Bass Flanger BF-2B-->Arion DDM-1 Digital Delay-->Digitech Bass Multi-Chorus-->Fender Bassman 100. If I play straight clean through my 20' planet wave it sounds fine on both basses, but when i use my entire chain it seems like I lose sound quality and my P-bass distorts a bits on the low E if I attack it enough (though not much at all). The pedals are connected with 3 Radioshack 1' cables and 2 Fender tweed 6" patch cable and another 20' AXL cable. What are the major causes of the tone loss? Not being true-bypass? Low quality cables? That crappy Arion pedal in the mix? Help me out, guys. Also how do I fix the problem. I know looping the flanger, delay, and chorus will help with it but that would mean buying more cables and a tangly mess of cables every time i feel like using my pedalboard. Suggestions? Thanks!