Going to get my self a compressor some time in the next couple months. I am pretty sure I am going to get a DBX 160a, I used one in the studio this weekend and I think I am sold. I have decided that I don't want a pedal based compressor as I like having the ability to drive the pre with my fingers. That being said, I tend to be a bit dynamic, in good and bad ways. So I want to place a compressor between my pre and power amp. The 400+ has an effects loop with a blend pot. The manual says that when cranked all the way to 10, 100% of the signal from the pre passes through to effects send. This is fefinately what I want to happen. I was wondering if anybody around here has done this or something similiar. Thanks.