hi michael, i noticed that you use the model 2000 preamp, i was wondering if you could give me a mini review? mostly i'm wondering how the EQs sound, if it's "studio" quiet, and if it's similar to an onboard pope preamp? also, would it be overkill to use with an 18v active bass? i'm trying to find sweeter (smoother?) mid's than what's available on my bass. thanks!