Hi everyone, first time opening a thread here and longtime reader. First off wanted to say thank you for this awesome community. It's been a great help in many a gear search! So the issue I've been having is that the Pork Loin is interfering with my separate preamp pedal (Ampeg Classic.) I've tried disabling the PL preamp by diming the Drive Mix internal trimpot, but the issue persists. There's also weird volume bumps or drops when both are engaged. It's led to tons of headscratching and tests to figure it out. Does anybody have any experience with this? (Using Lakland Skyline Decade and Fender J, both passive.) The goal here--and I avoided naming the thread "low-gain overdrive--the thread that will not die"-- is to have a low-gain overdrive that DOESN'T crossover into preamp/compressor territory (I think the Beta does this?), since my rig has the Ampeg preamp and the Keeley Bassist as always-on pedals. I considered: - Fairfield Barbershop - SolidGoldFX Beta mki - EQD Westwood - Catalinbread SFT - TC MojoMojo Ultimately, I settled on the PL because of its tonal possibilities with the external and internal trimpots. Since I'm already getting low end thump from my preamp, I need something that can give me grit without interfering with preamp/compressor. Please let me know if anyone has ideas on how to setup the PL, or recs (from above or others), I'm psyched to figure this out. Thanks!