Hi all! I have been selling my not anymore used bass and the potential buyer offered me a trade for SVP-Pro preamp. I have bought that bass for about $250 so trade is reasonable pricewise. My current rig is Gibson GB-440 + Schroeder 1210 and while I am generally happy with that clean sound I would not mind to be it a little bit tubey. I even considered getting EH Black finger for it. Now this unexpected offer came and I started thinking about using this pre + GB-440 as the poweramp. I play mostly fingerstyle funk with occassional slapping, think Jamiroquai, Prince, Funkadelic sort of stuff and some pop. Not Flea "funk", not rock. May main basses are jazz bass w. Dimarzio J's and Yamaha TRB-5. I have read lot of previous threads about noise issues. I hope the pre will be the newer version (not blue-red face one), I did not ask the guy about it yet. I have a good tech at hand to check for bad solder joints and I plan to slap there a set of JJ tubes. Now, do you think this pre is able of reasonably clean sound for slapping and does it have enough articulation for fingerstyle or is it a straight road to a mud city? Other caveats or advices? Thanks a lot. Yes, I will try to play it when the guy will bring it in, but it is not in the shops around to check it before that.