Hey guys, I just (stole) a brand new (looking) SR505 from the classifieds and it's very good for what it is. Only thing lacking is the preamp, a Bart MK1 that is complete garbage. It's über-noisy and the freqs, to me, sound weird and almost artificial. I've read that the pickups are OK - and I'm not quite ready to plonk 250$ (would def. love Fat Stacks) to swap them on a low end bass like this. So now, I'd like to know if you guys could suggest a great versatile, clean (as in, no noise) pre that could get me a cutting tone with more growl that still has the options to get a good classic, fat round tone, as well as a good slap tone. Budget-wise, my choice is kinda limited to the NTMB and BassMods pres... obp3 is stretching it... more than that and I'd probably just resell it. Thanks !