Well... I just can't get rid of my DB750 quite yet. My main issue is the preamp gain. Basically, I want to get all that tubey goodness without much volume (sometimes, not always). I've noticed that the tube preamp doesn't seem to really kick in unless the master volume is around 2:00-3:00ish. So I had this idea. Savage Audio is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from my house (OK, it's about 2 hours away). What I'm thinking is taking the amp to them and seeing if they could "mod" it a little bit. From what I've been told, they can do just about anything with any amp. My idea is to wire a "hot plate," of sorts, to the preamp so I can get that tube grit/warmth at pretty much any volume. Basically, splitting the gain stage into its own separate Gain/Master series - with the master cutting the output, so I can tune in/out the amount of gain. Would this even be doable? I'm not very tech-smart, so if any terms or anything are off... my bad .