I *know* this is very unscientific, anecdotal and based on hearsay ... BUT as an owner of active basses I have a question for passive bass-slingers re their experience with the PF500 (assume PF350 and PF800 are probably similar). With the instrument set flat/maximum (ie vol on full and tone not rolled off) and PF500 B, M, T all set at noon and compression off, at what point goes the gain control reliably drive the preamp into clipping? My active basses do this at around 1-2 oclock, getting definitely dirty by 3 oclock (-15dB pad switch is NOT engaged). Just trying to get a rough idea how hot the outputs on the instrument preamps are.