After listening to several live recordings of our band, i'm trying to figure out whether bass FX are that useful. Now my phaser is nicely noticable (esp. on "solo" parts), but against 2 loud distorted guitars my delay and distortion is barely noticable. It seems pointless to use dist. to boost in chorus/heavy pieces 'cause you never seem to hear it. Is there any point in emphasising parts, or should I simply be running with distortion on always (assuming i'm after a dirty sound here)? I'm almost ready to cull my effects back to nothing if they're not doing anything in the mix! What do you people out there do?