Alright, so I managed to get my hands on a rent-to-own sabddi and I want to hook it up to my Fishman Pro Platinum Preamp (which funny enough I am using as a pre) and my stewart Pro Reference 1000. I assume since I am using the fishman as a pre the order should go: bass > sabbdi > fishman > stewart > schroeder mini 12+ I know that i could skip the fishman and use sabddi as a pre (at least its one of the newer ones even if it is a rental), but i want to use the nice eq on the fishman to add the mids that i like. I have read that the sabddi can add noise to a rig (while the fishman is pretty quiet) and is best used thru the effects loop. The fishman doesnt have an effects loop. It has a balanced xlr output, an unbalanced 1/4 output, and a unbalanced tuner/send output. Is there a way i can plug a sabddi into the fishman that would reduce any noise the sabddi might contribute? Would it be better to use the sabddi as the preamp?: bass > fishman > sabddi > stewart > mini 12+ I am trying to get the least amount of unwanted noise but with the greatest amount of signal to send to the stewart. The fishman's xlr gives 30db signal output. I know that the sabddi xlr can be used as well but i dont know what its output is. What is the best way to hook all this up together to produce good results? thanks!