Hi guys, happy new year. I'm interested in real world opinions about this particular subject. I usually play SS amps because of weight and form factors. I have back problems and the age keeps advancing faster and faster I recently came to the conclusion (after a test) that my preferred tone would come out from my main bass (G&L JB) mated with an Orange AD 200 head, all tube, run pretty clean. Maybe at that magic point found just before pushing the tubes, when the clean gains something. Tubes add overtones gradually so even the clean tones do have something added compared to the SS clean. Sadly, no way I can conceive buying such a weight and I don't want to re-start messing with tubes, maintenance, added care etc. I'm not interested in true overdriven and distorted tones, but I loooove that kind of personality, character, tri-dimensionality that, in part, I attribute to the tendency of tubes to add second and third armonics mainly, wich are perfect intervals (an octave and a fifth of the octave if I can remember correctly). Clean all tube tone is clean and dirty at the same time for me. My actual tone is very very good, and I love the inherent tone of my bass, I just sometimes miss that colour. I would stay away from Sansamp units or other pedals with a big backed-in EQ curve. I like colouration, but great amount of pre shaped equalization could bother me. Even Darkglass B3 and B7 k seem to sport that kind of bity aggressive clancky overdrive I do not need at all, but I have to say that I never tried one. Perhaps a possible solution could be adding a tube pre to my signal chain but I wanted to know if someone knows other SS pedals engineered to mimic that overtones, while not engaging full blown distortion. It would be great if this pedal could drive a power amp directly. Thanks for all suggestions.