Hey, I was in my great grandfather's basement and my grandpa got very excited just as my dad grimaces and has to leave out of fear what's going to happen. My HAM Radio loving grandpa just found a box of vacuum tubes & components. My father had been hiding from me that his dad has a whole stockpile of tubes laying around. Currently I have a BG250 that I just got and a crappy crate amp. Here lies the question: What should I do, to what, with what, and how? I kind of want to make a real nasty tube preamp that just has a gain knob and run it into either of the amps to my liking. I'd put 1/4 inch jacks on it, and use 3 12AX7s on it. Anyone have any ideas? I'd rather make a simple preamp than make a power amped head, instead my idea is to use my bg250 for cleanish lows (it already has tubedrive, i figured.) and my crate as a kind of hybrid dirty for top end, using my homemade preamp. Thoughts?