I'm a Precision Bass and Vintage SVT guy. That won't change. I know who I am. I just recently sold my CAL Grizzly, which I may regret, but I didn't like the fact that it didn't have a blend knob. Besides, it seems like I could never set it and forget it with tone or volume on different stages. Either the volume was too loud when I clicked into a passage at a show, or the distortion/OD was just not present enough with the vintage SVT. I owned the original Darkglass B3k, which I liked for the most part, but it seemed to be mid-scooped, and it never quite sat well with me. The newer versions seem to have fixed that issue with a mid-knob, so I do have interest in those and the Vintage Microtubes, but I think it could be redundant in sound with my vintage SVT. I may be wrong. I briefly owned a DG Alpha·Omega Ultra v2, which just seemed overkill for my needs and maybe a little too Nu Metal sounding for my needs. I also owned an original Way Huge Pork Loin, but it seemed to cut bass and felt dark at times. The newer Pork and Pickle has me intrigued, but I've read people have said the same thing about it being too dark. Again, all I want is great natural-sounding OD with a blend knob, not too dark and not too metal. It has to pair with '76 Ampeg. No FX loop. My budget stops at $250. I know this is a tough one, but any insight would be appreciated.