Hey ho and lets go people... My parents are considering lending me about 250 to help me get a Carvin DCM1000. (School,3-4 practices a week, Bass lessons, 1-2 gigs a week, I'm kinda busy for a job). So I get a job in the summer, and work it off. Nice folks, hu? They are only willing to pony up, because they're gonna help my bro w/ pilot/flying lessons. Now, this based on the strength of the statement that at the volume I play (loud) I drive the power section to clipping, which is dangerous for the speakers of my cab. And it is! So the extra power lets me get loud w/o the clipping issues. Anyway (am I rambling or what?)! I have a Eden WT-300, which has a Direct Record (DI?) XLR out, which lets me use the pre-amp only. Now, I heard once that the signal might not be enought to "trip" a power amp. And, Eden doesn't supply that sort of info on the website, and they are a little hard to get ahold of, so, can anyone verify this? Or is the signal strong enough to be of use on the poweramp? Thanks.