Got my first stand alone rackmount pre amp today, as well as my first Ampeg (Jimmy's gonna be so proud!) the Ampeg SVP-Pro. Found it on craigslist and when I saw the price, i knew I had to have it: $250! Called the guy and turns out he bought it new around 2000, used it for 6 months and then Larry Hartke gave him a stack, so this thing went into storage. I believe it has that little time on it, no scratches, all original tubes, and best of all, no noise! Now the question... Im have to find a power amp to pair to it...i Know i want one of the Crest power amps when I get some more coin, but Im going cheap at the moment. I do know that the input sensitivity is fairly important for bass guitar, so what is a good sensitivity to start at? Id like a Drivecore XLS amp, but i hear they are a little low on input sens. Anyway, thanks guys!