I've got a few questions about the above preamps. I've heard that alembic preamps, more or less sound like alembic basses. Is this correct? I've played alembic basses before, but never seen an FX1 in person. Most people are saying that the alembic has a big mid cut. Does it still cut through? Can you get a decent jazz, or slap tone? Does it react fast enough to handle double thumbing etc.? The only question I have about the demeter is if they sound to sterile. Again never heard one. I've heard that kern is like the best of both worlds, but they are a bit expensive, so unless its REALLY worth it I'd rather get the alembic, or demeter. The SVP and Max are up there b/c they are cheap. I play alot of jazz (needs to handle upright). I also do alot of slap. Occasional rock songs in there to, and some funk. I tend to like a pretty hi fi sound without alot of mid coloration. I like the notes to be well defined and cut through, but not pinched sounding. Any advice?