In my little home studio, the MX88 is sent to headphones via a Yamaha StagePas 500 console and to get decent volume to the headphones, I need to set the console's output on MIC level instead of LINE. I sometimes send the MX88 through an ART Studio V3 valve preamp to boost the signal before the console instead, but I prefer the MX88 sound uncolored. So for home, not having much of an issue 'cause I have options.
I intend to use the MX88 in a gig for the 1st time in early April (1st time ever onstage with a KB) and will be sending the MX88 through the house PA. I'll bring a preamp just in case I need a stronger signal before getting to the house console.
Is there a better alternative than a preamp ? Or should I start looking for either a volume pedal or an EQ device ? Not looking to get a lot of stuff to add, I already went down the gear rabbit-hole as a bassist and I don't intend to go through that hell again (Martin Brody, Jaws II)
Not sure how to adress this.