I'm brand spanking new to UB (bought my first UB in February) coming from almost 30 years of electric bass playing. I have my first UB gig in four weeks. It's a roots-rock/alt-country kind of gig. I'm buying the K&K Bass Max pup. Here's my embarrassing question: can the Tech21 VT pedal be used as the preamp for UB? Check out my sig and you'll see that I'm using tube amps (stop laughing, you're hurting my feelings). I'm concerned about the VT giving too much amp emulation and muddying things up. Opinions/experience please?