Wanna give rack pres a good shot so I'm going on a hunt for one. At present I'm looking at two in my pricerange: The BBE BMAX-T and the Sansamp RBI. Both are practically the same price but one is tube driven while the other is solid state. I'm after a preamp that will give me a warm crunch and natural sounding low-mids. I'm gonna be coupling it with a GK 1001RB-II so I want the preamp to complement the clean tone of the GK but to give it that bite. As a comparison, I guess I'm looking at something that sounds a bit like Justin Chancellor's tone from Tool (not going for his exact tone just his mids-driven influence). I have my eyes set on the BBE because of its tubes but sources have told me it doesn't do a great job at driving well. That's definitely something I want to achieve with the pre to get that low-mid grit. I've heard the RBI and so far really liked what I heard but I just want to get feelers on how the BBE compares and if it does the overdrive thing better than the RBI.