I have my PUTW pup and a ATM 35 mic now going into an old Fishman blender and straight into a Mackie 450. The Idea behind the Fishman blender is so seductive, a half rack box on a small stand going into a powered speaker, with a mic and a mute switch and balanced outs. It is close to the quiet small micro rig I have always wanted. But the Gain ain't what it could be (no real headroom) and the color of the preamp is far from flat. But The PUTW makes up the difference for the moment and the mic picks up the air... My question (since I have only heard about the PMBII) is if its preamp is flat, if it has more gain then the Fishman and if there are any draw backs. Ideally I would like to show up to a gig with a PMB and a Pub 280, and have enough clear and clean headroom to manage anything. The PUTW pup sounds lame thru anything tube, it needs S.S. and just a touch of EQ for various rooms. The mic thru the Fishman sounds only a bit like it should (and does thru better rigs) Anyone care to comment?