Well, after a rather depressing foray into scream vocals (the damages can be heard here : http://www.myspace.com/imprisonedsoulsband ) I'm back playing bass for an entirely new band! ( www.myspace.com/mylastflight ) I thought I was missing something from being a bassist again, and I realized it was Talk Bass!!! I missed this forum! anyway, to the topic: In a fit of G.A.S. between my new band and my new job, I went to a music store and walked out with a used Trace Elliot series 6 AH100 and a new bass. Anyway, after one practice with the Trace (125 Trace watts @ 4, i believe) I decided I have to run it as a pre amp. my question. Does anyone do this with success? and how do you manage the power button being behind the amp in a rack situation? (not the best laid plans, i guess) It's good to be back!