I'm seriously thinking about moving to an Avalon U5 as my main bass preamp, but i have some questions: 1. i normally use a good deal of bass boost with my Sadowsky. the onboard pre's bass knob is literally 3/4 of the way up. enough so to bring my old Clarus to near meltdown. would i be hurting the Avalon to the same degree? is there an "input pad"? 2. how gig worthy is it? any problems with the fragility of the unit? 3. any other tips i should know from all y'all that have gigged with it for a while?