As I don't have the money for a proper bass amp at the moment but do own an active 12" PA speaker with a build in 550W amplifier and planing to disabling the horn to make it better fit for bass, I was thinking of acquiring an Eden WTDI Direct Box/Preamp to put in front of it to achieve a more bass amp like tone. I am just wondering how good an alternative to an actual bass amp this will be, if I am better off using one of the bass amp models in my Zoom B3, or if anyone has any better suggestions for a preamp in the same price range as the Eden WTDI for this purpose? It might help to know that I love the tone I get from my bass running it through my EHX Black Finger compressor and an old 250W Trace Elliot combo (can't remember the exact model, so all additional information I got about it is that the cab has 4x10") that I currently borrow when practicing with the band. Kind of a raw punchy tight tone (which I imagine would be brought to perfection with pickup upgrades for my Ibanez Mikro) I also am aware that a used Trace Elliot combo would be quite affordable, but as I said that is unfortunately not an option for me in my current economical situation. Ps: Also sorry if this should have been posted in the Amp forum.