Bass > amp 100% of the time for me. Nothing else is needed.
I rarely even use a tuner pedal and use a clip on tuner for the G string and tune with
harmonics from there. Once it's tuned up no need to tweak the tuning all night.
And it usually comes out of the case about 99.9% in tune.
Yep. I am still a happy bunny working without effects and going straight to the amp. It forces me to experiment more with my onboard pre amp, vtc, pickup pan and hence getting to know the true quality of the Sadowsky bass, as opposed to setting various patches on my bass processor