I've been using the Golden Age Project Pre 73 as my primary bass DI in the studio for a few months now. For those who don't know, this is a Chinese made budget Neve 1073 clone. In other words--a character preamp. It can be highly colored when necessary. I have a clip to put up once I get home tonight. The avg. price for an unmodded unit is $300, probably much less is you can find one used. This is the first DI I've used that sits well in a mix without extensive post processing. Here's a review from Sound on Sound: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar09/articles/goldenagepre73.htm The Manual: http://www.goldenagemusic.se/goldenageproject/uk/products/manuals/manual_PRE-73_web.pdf And the write up from the retailer I purchased from: http://www.zenproaudio.com/goldenagepre-73.aspx Anyone else using the Pre73? If so, how do you like it and how do you use it? I'm not affiliated with Golden Age or ZenProAudio, FWIW.