I'm looking for an inexpensive preamp pedal that will give me a clean sound and boost my signal to line-level or close to it. I'd like something that can run on batteries and I don't want an XLR. I'd like it to be small and under $200 new. I considered the EWS Tri-Logic but am unconvinced by the demos. Also, the reviews imply that the output is low. I think the VT Bass could work, but I'm not crazy about the sounds I hear on the demos--too rock. It's such a familiar sound it's cliche. I also considered the Leeds but again all these pedals seem to be aimed at guys who use overdrive, which generally I don't. Any other options out there? And remember I want a small or smallish pedal so anything with an XLR out will probably be too big. Thanks.