Although I'm primarily a classical DB player (and a fair bit of standard electric bass), I've never really bothered trying to amplify my DB in a very long time. I generally just tend to play electric bass in amplified situations. I actually have an Underwood pickup that I haven't used in 10 years because I just hated how it sounded with the bass and amp I had at the time. Last week, for the first time since having my current bass (4 1/2 years) I decided to try out my Underwood with the current setup - my beautiful 5 string Peter Elias bass and my Eden Travler Plus head + cabinet (a 4X10 Eden or a 2X10). For pizz, the sound was actually pretty damn good I had to admit (it still sounds like crap with the bow though). I was really happy with the sound I got and used on a gig on the weekend (with a band I usually play electric with). Anyway, this particular band has a ton of equipment already so I hardly need to lug around my amp to their gigs. I tried using the Underwood straight into their system and it sounded horrible, but when I used my Eden head just as a pre-amp through the system it still sounded great. So the long and short of it is that all I need to bring to those gigs is my DB and my head, which isn't too bad to carry around I suppose, but it just seems a bit overkill to bring a 400 watt Eden head around with me just to use as a pre-amp. Are there any other small size pre-amps out there that will deliver the same sort of tone in a smaller package? What preamp's do you guys use with your Underwoods?