I have a Line 6 wireless going to one channel of a Radial DI, the other side is a 10 Meghom line that goes to the upright bass. Then into Keeley compressor, with another out to the tuner. The Sustainer is on the overdrive loop off of the DI, Chorus, Delay and a looper and then to the amp.
I'm going to replace the Sustainer with a Darkglass distortion at some point, or maybe a synth box. The wireless and the Compressor are rock solid, i'd like a swampier, deeper chorus, wish I had room for a volume pedal.
At one point I had used an ART Studio Edition Nightbass preamp with a remote midi controller. I soon got tired of the novelty of the thing and went back to playing a straight, bass to amp sound. I do, depending on who I’m playing with, occasionally use a Digi-tech Drop pedal to play a half step down.
I hate twiddling with knobs and trying to remember settings, especially during a gig. I normally run with no pedals. The exception is in the cover band I play with. It helps to have dirt, distortion, scoop, octave up, octave down, reverb (just for 8 bars of one song!). I use a Zoom B3n and use presets. I don't need to dial in exact sounds for each song. Approximations are fine. I have about 8 presets I jump to. Hey, in a live band situation with all the background noise in a club, being close enough is close enough. If the truth be known, I could probably get by skipping the effect box altogether.
I've used various pedals over the years. Had an MXR 10 band graphic EQ for a while, found I was just as well off without. Tried compressors, was not impressed . Had the original Mutron (III?) which was an auto-wah of sorts. Never could get it to respond consistently enough. (Amazing what those original Mutron models sell for now.) Presently I keep with a simple hookup, straight in, no pedals, no extra cables needed, no worries about batteries or power supplies.
Just the tuner and the SansAmp Bass DI. I use it as a pre-set, eq’ed more towards the treble with a volume boost for those few times I need an aggressive more articulate tone. The onboard tone and volume controls cover everything else.