So I just joined a new band that plays a lot of country and softer rock. No need for my big pedal board, but I do miss my MXR bass preamp. I make a lot of my own basses and only install a volume control - no tone, no preamp. And my commercial basses are pretty much all Rickenbacker. I'm primarily using my 5 string Ric, and a couple of 5 string basses I made. So I'm thinking of putting together a bare bones pedal board with just a tuner and preamp. I have a Sonic Research Turbo Tuner ST-300 for the tuner. But I need to get some kind of preamp. I like the MXR, but I thought to try something new and different (better?). The Darkglass line seems to get a lot of love here on TB (Alpha Omega?), and the SansAmp (Tech 21 V2?) also gets good reviews. I don't need any overdrive or dirt. Probably don't need a DI but it won't hurt to have one. I have a bunch of Ampeg amps which will be used for practice and gigging, the specific amp/cab combo will be determined by the venue. Small PA for vocals only. So what's the best preamp for country?