Hi, anybody have any ideas about what a good bass preamp would be for under $1000? Unlike the poster below, I'm not really looking for a fat, vintage, "tubey" sound--I'm looking more for something clean, accurate, light, and quiet that does not sound cold and clinical. It can be tube or SS, I have no preferences or preconceptions. The sound is the point, not the specific technology used to achieve it. For starters, I figure I should look at the Demeter, the Kern, the smaller (and cheaper) Aguilar, and maybe the Eden Navigator. Dunno about the Alembic. Anybody heard/tried the Dutch HEVOS stuff? Looks nice, and their pre is reasonably priced. Any other ideas? (I'm not a huge Ampeg fan.) Thanks.