Hello everyone! I thought I'd start by posting this on the "BG" side of the forums, since we get a good bit more traffic here. Somewhat recently, I bought an EUB and have been taking DB lessons. At present, I just run it through my SansAmp RPM -> QSC -> Ampeg 2x10 cabs. It doesn't sound bad, but it's definitely not ideal for EUB, let alone DB work. I'm looking at renting or outright buying a DB, with eventually a pickup or mic in place. Primarily the EUB/DB stuff will be classic pieces, but the EUB may also be used in my heavy metal opera band. In this band, we have no amps on stage (safety and space constraints), so monitoring is done through IEMs. Both could be used for pretty much anything down the line, so flexibility is key. I also play BG of course, in the heavy metal opera, and in some minor side projects. I'm looking to get a rack setup that is ideal for all three situations. Presently, I'm happy with the SansAmp for the BG playing. I intend on adding a pre for the EUB/DB playing to my rack. I've been reading here and there a little bit on recommended pre's, but very few have been rack mountable. 1U or 2U doesn't much matter, though I'd prefer to keep to 1U if possible (I have to fit a pre for an electric violin in here as well as two Line6 G90s. I'd really rather keep it as a 5U rack total if possible). So that's it in a nutshell. Budget is whatever, but if it can be kept in the $300 ish range, that'd be ideal. I can easily save up for more if warrented.