Yes, I have the usual preamp question, but it's focused in a little different direction that any of the other discussions I've been able to find in a search. My main bass is a Fender P with a Fender "Original 62" pickup and TI flats. I play through a Bass POD either into the PA for live or direct to the board for recording. I use either the "Flip Top" or "Silverface" setting on the POD with maybe a little compression - no effects. I go for a very old school Kaye, Jamerson, Dunn sound. So I'm looking to upgrade from the POD. After reading various reviews on this board, I've found that I have things in the studio that work better for the sound I'm going for (Baggs ParaAcoustic DI and FMR RNP) but they are usually in use, so I'm considering the usual set of sub 1K$ preamps. My problem is that most of the comments that I've seen are focused on getting a good modern scooped sound rather than the sort of low mid thump that I'm going for. For example, the samples at basstaster are great, but it's not clear how much they tell me about the sound I'm trying to get. (Another problem is that I'm here in the Virginia hinterlands, equally distant from everywhere, so I have a limited opportunity to try a variety of things out.) Any help would be appreciated.