Hi all, I did a quick search and didn't see anything specifically covering this... I just did some trades and ended up with a new (to me) Ashly SC-40 preamp. It is a very nice sounding preamp, with a great EQ. Now, I love my GK tone (1001RB-I), but you know how it is... you have to experiment. What I'm wondering is, how 'clean' or uncoloured a sound will I be getting running the Ashly into the GK effects return, and just using it as a power amp? I know the GK amps are known for their growl, and a lot of that comes from the power amp. Will I still get a semi-uncoloured sound from this setup? Or will it not compare to a tradition pre/power rig with something like a QSC? It's running the fill 540W into an SVT610HLF if that makes a difference. Thanks for your thoughts! I'll let you know how it sounds when I get a chance to run it with the band.