Imagine if you will, a combo multi-band distortion, compressor, multi-band hp-lp filter. First band is the lows. There's a hp filter and a lp filter. The lp filter is an adjustable crossover point for the next (mids) band in which the crossover point for the low band low pass acts as a hi pass for the mids. The mid band acts the same. And so is the high band. Hp-lp acts the same on all bands with crossover points: lp is the hp point for the next band up and vice versa going down. Next in the chain would be a multi-band distortion that applies itself (if wanted) to whatever frequency ranges are designated by the set range. Then a compressor is last in the chain. A real simple la2a style comp (gain and peak reduction the only controls) as well as volume controls for each band. So in summary: With this you'd only need one bass DI. Apply this effect to it and you'd (in theory) get a bass tone with crystal clear lows, warm saturated mids, and singing distorted highs. Am I on to something?