Hey guys. I just wanted to give a quick thanks for everyones input in trying to help me on the past couple Threads I opened titled, "Adding some beef???" and "High quality graphic EQ?" amongst others. As you know, I've been looking for something to give me some more bottom end for my Fender MIA Jazz (Passive) and my Fender 250/115 rig. Well, after days of dwelling, and experimenting I've finally found what I was looking for it the Sadowsky Outboard Preamp. At first, I bashed the Sadowsky, saying it smoothed out my coveted growly passive tone... which it did, at higher settings though. I kept messing with it, and I've found EXACTLY what I've been looking for, using the bass boost at around 8 o'clock. Yes, 8 o'clock... just a tad boosted above flat. (Same w/ the treble) At first, I was setting the unit at 12:00 then around 10:00 and still couldn't find what I was looking for. It did add bottom, but it also smoothed my (here's that word again) Growl. So I set the controls flat, and then boosted the bass by 1 "hour", then about 1 1/2 "hours" (Somewhere around 8 o'clock) (((_!!(_!!( !THERE IT WAS, THERE WAS THE TONE! )!!_)!!_))) As I stated on the previous Threads, I love my Fender J's natural growl, but wanted something. I didn't know exactly what, but something. I started to feel maybe I wanted just a boost at around 40Hz. I wanted something to do this, without changing my tone. Well, at low, extremely low settings, the Sadowsky does it! I kept it for a couple more days, before I sent it back to the store, and I'm extremely happy I did. I find that at low settings, the Sadowsky is magic. It didn't alter my tone much at all, but gave me a good feeling of "support" under my already great tone. It gave just a little "heft" under my growl. All while retaining my passive, growly tone. The unit is MUCH clearer then the Aguilar, which for me, in an effort to preserve my original tone was needed. The Aguilar was great, and I had high expectations for the unit, but found a little more color then I'd like. All and all, if you find yourself in the situation I was in for the past couple months, and your looking for a little more "heft" and "support" under your tone, and you want a box that will do it in a transparent way, I couldn't recomend the Sadowsky enough. Boost too much, and you have a lot of bottom, and a diffrent sounding bass (IMO anyways) I found my sweet spot at around 8' oclock ... maybe 8:15... Its fun sometimes to boost more and sound like Marcus Miller, but not all the time. Thanks to all! And a special thanks to DavidmWilson for his patience w/ me! Thanks man!