This is one of my first posts on talkbass, although I have viewing this board for a while now. Since I am not sure if this is a effects or amplifier question, I posted it here. I have been playing bass about 4 years now and love the instrument. I'm at the point of it not being a mystery to me anymore and I can just sit down and have fun playing bass! I have experimented with a few amp setups and would like to build a small rig that is flexible and scalable. Now that I am in the market for new gear, I am considering the new Bass Pod XT Pro preamp since it has received nice reviews and I had the chance to play with it in a store. For those who use it, or have used it, what are your feelings on it? I like the fact that I can use it as a direct box, while on the other hand, can use it to drive a bi-amped rig. I plan to purchase it to use as a nice preamp with amp/cabinet modeling effects, NOT for the sound effects. Thanks for your time!