Well they say the son shines on a dog's butt every now and then, and a blind squirrel will eventually find a nut, so yesterday I might have found a pecan and my butt is burning! I just bought a Ampeg SVT 3PRO and it's in mint condition and is also a 2004 or 05. One of the last made in the U.S. So I wanted to get a rack to mount it in. Well a friend sold me a Gator 8u hard plastic or whatever the hell that stuff is made of, for 125 dollars. The problem is I had to take what was inside the rack too. It includes this. 1. 1 Fuhrman power conditioner (definitely gonna keep it) 2. 1 bbe 882i sonic maximizer 3. 1 dbx 266xs compressor 4. 1 Alesis midiverb 2 5. 1 Behringer 4 channel noise gate 6. 1 behringer 31 band equalizer 7. 1 dbx driverack (the little one that u can't mount. It's little and has a built in eq, feedback suppressor, sub synth, and a compressor. (It sounds killer running my mp3 player through it with studio monitors!). Anyway, I'm curious mainly about the compressor and maximizer. Also, how do i run this? Preamp in or out? FX loop? Or should I use any of the other effects?