As i've stated ad nauseam, i'm new to the wonderful world of bass pedals. I hear that having a preamp pedal can be advantages to shape your tone. I record with some friends and i plug directly into the board and he tweaks and adds certain things to my sound the likes of which i have no clue about. My question (at last) is would it be redundant to have a preamp if he does all that tweaking anyway or is having one a good thing to have anyway? Thanks for any advice you fine gentlemen might have.