I want a cheap preamp that just gets the right signal power to the poweramp without really flavoring my tone. I've heard vocal preamps work for bass, and that's cool with me. I plan on getting an eq at some point, so that isn't even necessary. The features I would like, if it's possible, are a di out, headphone out, crossover for bi-amping, and maybe tubes, although, I don't mind solid state, my bass sounds good to me through any amp I've played so far. Also, it would be cool if it had more than one input so I could put a mike into it later, but that's definetly not necessary. The most important thing is that it can stand alone w/ a poweramp and cabinet, with no other stuff. As I've said, tone idols range from low-down Jamerson to hi-fi Wooten, to Manring, to uprights. And I take back what I said a while ago about Steve Bailey, I listened to more of his stuff, and his clean tone is wonderful. Thanks people.