So, I've got a Markbass combo. I use it for practicing and jams. It's has the LM250 head built in and it's... okay. The other day, I brought the combo to a recording session and ran the head as a preamp direct into the console and it sounded GREAT! I was really surprised and now I'm wondering about how I'd go about relieving myself of what I can only assume is a crappy cabinet and driver (for my tastes) and running only the preamp section into whatever power amp/driver combo I like. Before I get into the pedals/preamps that I have already been thinking of, let me detail the specs of the LM250 and how I had it dialed in: LOW: 40hz (Set around 3 o'clock) LOW-MID: 360hz (Set to 1:30ish) HI-MID: 800Hz (Set to 10:30ish) HIGH: 10khz (Set at noon) I also had the VLE (basically an LPF) on and set around 9:30ish. The bass is a passive PJ-style. Since MB amps are known for their clarity, the first pedal that came to mind was the MXR M81. IIRC, it's centers are around the same as the LM250, although obviously it only has one MID knob. Seems like the most likely candidate based on that alone. Other contenders are the Orange Terror 1000 head, the Sansamp BDI V2 and Tri-Logic preamp (videos seem pretty great)... I've never tried any of these but have heard them all in various ways and environments. Is there a pedal out there that has the same -or similar- EQ section as the LM250, or something that could be a great substitute? Suggestions are welcome... I should say that I'm not really interested in crazy knob twisters like the TwoNotes though. I think I can handle like 5-6 knobs at most. lol.