Budget: 500-1000$/€ all together, cables, wires and stuff. Bass: Warwick Dolphin Pro II with active 9V preamp, MEC pickups, sounds pretty with everything set to center. Strings: Currently Optima Golds, Standard tuning, pretty upper harmonics Amp: Hartke LH500 Cabs: Pair of Laney 15" neodymium. Current effects: Darkglass Vintage Deluxe, this functions as my primary EQ and optionally dirt. This is a recent buy, so I'm still experimenting with it. Also, I plan to use this as my DI output when playing at (home) studio, as last in the chain. I like playing with fairly soft touch low action, occasionally digging a bit more with minimal fret buzz if any. I like bouncing the string in my fingers. My plan of action was to introduce tuner, compression, power supply and maybe chorus/reverb. What I'm looking for is to enable varieties of playing styles from soft arpeggio/chord stuff to "digging in" with a song, without pressing pedals or turning knobs. In other words, automatically controlled volume while controlling tone with plucking hand force & technique together with enhancements from other pedals. Nothing drastic. From tuner I expect transparency, ease of use, speed. Current candidate is Boss TU-3. From compression I expect, again transparency, zero artifacts, complimenting the tone of bass and my style. Current candidate is Keeley Bassist. Chorus/delay/reverb thing is still under consideration. Suggestions are welcome. I also want power supply for all of these, hooked together in a pedalboard/bag/case of some sort to carry these around and easily to hook it up to practice/home with single input jack, one power outlet, maybe even hook the amp to the same power outlet. My current thinking goes like this: I need powersupply for 4 effects. Pedals should have same style of power input jack (-negative in middle). PSU should be quiet. I believe power consumption should not be an issue. It should fit in the pedal holding apparatus. Recommendations? Pedalboard/case/bag should be functional. If I need more room, I'll buy a new one. Portability. Planned chain would be: Tuner -> Compression -> Chorus -> Vintage Deluxe as DI/jack output/EQ/dirt. If chorus before Vintage Deluxe dirt prove to be awful, I'm forced to buy dedicated DI output box or drag amp around. Reasoning would be that compression complements my tone and levels it out for Chorus/Dirt and they should function more stably with less dynamic variance which affects when the dirt kicks in. I think compression and power supply should get biggest slice of the budget. Right? Is this a decent plan of action or am I going about this all wrong? Critique is welcome. Sorry for the long read, hope I made myself clear. I'll update post when I get more information and might supply a reference sample of tone and style.