i was just in one of my local shops and gave a couple of the newer ebs td heads a whirl. (i think they were something like td-350 and td-650) holy moly! what great sounding heads! not a ton of knobs but between the standard eq bands, a couple of switches, and a knob that controlled some kind of character or drive or something, these heads seemed to be able to get almost any tone, from polite and refined to assertive and in your face. i wonder if they make a preamp that is the same as these heads?