Since you guys are such slackers, I went ahead and got a preamp/multi-effects unit on the cheap (might not end up selling the Ampeg if all goes well.) ART DST-4 single space rack unit. It's a fairly neat little box, overall. Four preamp voices/dist voices, 6 built in effects (Chorus, reverb, flange, delay, tremelo and pitch shifting), 75 presets/user banks, 25 effects programs (combinations of the 6 effects). MIDI capabilities, and an attractive gold faceplace (shades of a Marshal JMP-1). Limited parameter tweaking on the effects, but apparently there's an upgrade ART can do, that lets you tweak all the effect parameters. Neat thing is, it's essentially two units. You can run it with/without the effects, or with/without the preamp. So it's a preamp/multi-effects in one. Which I think is pretty neat. Anyway, even though I don't have the unit yet (en route), I figured I'd throw this up, since they're damn cheap ($75 shipped), and there's pretty much zero info on these things, anywhere. Almost litterally, I might add. Got good reviews on Harmony Central User Reviews, and they weren't all "I just got this, and I've been playing for a year" reviews. Discontinued, of course, and pretty rare at that. You have to contact ART directly for the manual, since the unit isn't even listed under the "discontinued" section. It's pretty much the DST-830, in case you've heard one of them. If any of you've had experience with it, chime in. I figure, even if the preamp thing doesn't pan out, I can still twiddle with the effects. If they suck, well, they probably can't suck as bad as a DOD right? Man, that post was long. I'm not all that pumped about it, but since there's so freaking little on it, I figured I'd start documenting this beast. Should be here Sat/Mon.