I hear a lot of talk about the "Perfect Bass Tone", but it seems like almost everyone runs pedals / rack effects either before the amp or in the loop. There are many comments like "XX bass into XX amp -- perfection", but yet that's not what people seem to do. I've got a Squier VMJ and a Peavey Firebass 700 (on the way), and I like to keep it simple ... bass -> cable -> amp. I'm not saying one way is better than the other, just wanted to see who else does it this way. Anyone else do it like this? What's your bass / cable / amp setup, if so, and for what type of music?