I am in the process of revamping my rig and am looking for a preamp. I think that I've narrowed things down to the Demeter and the Kern, and am interested to hear from those who have owned both. I've read every review ever written about these two preamps, have tried the Kern in a local music store, and have been through the talkbass archives. I know that I probably couldn't go wrong with either, but am looking for responses from those who can give a detailed, objective, and descriptive comparison/contrast of these two units. I'm specifically interested in the specific tonal differences between the two, with the understanding that the Kern offers more "shaping" ability. Thanks!