I know that this topic has to some degree been previously discussed and I have searched (and read) previous responses. Please allow me aks this question anyway as it might (?) have a slightly different angle. I am looking to improve my bass guitar sound on tape. I am currently using a Behringer DI active box on my Musicman Sterling which feeds into a channel on my analog console (which I basically only use to adjust the recording level that feeds into the converters). The direct out from the console feeds into a Bass Pod of which I am using both unprocessed and processed outputs to taste (only the bass pickup itself is recorded, the POD always plays along "realtime" which allows me to tweak it as needed). Compression is never applied before recording, always by sending the recorded signal through it afterwards. The bass sound is generally "OK" but I still feel that it is lacking in comparison to the somewhat high quality I feel I achieve with other instruments. Which changes to my chain would you suggest? A better DI box (which one? Avalon U-5, Demeter?) Adding compression before recording it? Bypassing the console altogether? Dumping the Bass Pod? Other suggestions? Thanks so much in advance for your help. Your knowledge, expertise and opinion is much appreciated. MisterBlue.