I'm interested in a pre for my passive basses, therefore with this post I'm leaning away from the mxr, sansamp and the pod. I've been concidering some preamps that are very similar to internal pres available on many basses but i've not had chance to try any so I was wondering about your thoughts before I have to spend endless hours searching for one: 1. Yamaha NE-1 2. Sadowsky Pre 3. Fodera Pre 4. John East U-Retro pedal 5. Aphex Bass Exciter - I know a little different but i'm only concidering tone shaping devices that I would have on all the time for all purposes. Thanks guys.