I always have problems getting a huge bass tone in a mix that sits right below the guitars but doesn't sound boomy or overpowering. I have tried a lot of different eq and comp settings but nothing has made me fully satisfied. So i want to start off at the very basic by making sure i am getting a good tone at the source. I have an Ibanez SR505 bass guitar, a Sansamp Bass Driver DI, a Focusrite Saffire pro 14 interface and a POD X3 live. How should i utilize these to get the optimum result? Does plugging the bass guitar direct into my interface's hi-z input produce a proper DI tone? Or do i need a proper DI like Countryman or Radial?