Hi. I'm looking for an outboard preamp to give my basses ('71 J & '79 P) a little more oomph/boost. It should be pretty neutral, and not color the sound too much. I already have a VT Bass Deluxe, and as much as I love it does color the sound. The preamp I'm looking for now should just amplify the natural sound of my basses, but with the possibility to EQ a bit. Not to many knobs, two or three should do it. I've read a lot here on TB about the different preamps, and in a way I like the simplicity of the Sadowsky pre, but I'm afraid it will color the sound too much. In a lot of the reviews Marcus Miller is mentioned, and I don't want MM's sound. I'm really not a fan of his sound, especially his highs. In one of the reviews of the Sadowsky someone mentions the Linden EQ as a more vintage sounding alternative to the Sadowsky. Is the Linden to like my VT Deluxe? Is it any point in having both the VT Deluxe and the Linden? To sum it up - I'm looking for a simple preamp to boost the signal and natural sound from my bass, without coloring it too much. If it colors it all, it should color in in a "vintage-y way". Anyone got any recommendations?