I have shifted my search from basses to tube preamps etc. Have a Hughes and Kettner BATT tube pre. Just bought and sold an Alembic F-1x [ great but not the end ] Have ordered a Sarno Revelation preamp http://www.sarnomusicsolutions.com/products/rtp.html Been scouring the internet for a Kern. Found one on CL but he is not sure he wants to sell. TB'er told me about one on BassGear.com. He and I are in contact but he is not sure. Saved a Kern search on ebay and got the email for a 24 hour auction. Got it !!