Lately I have been looking at new preamps for my bass rig. I currently run a Sansamp RBI, but feel it just isn't my tone. It's too bright sounding and too distorted. I've noticed a lot of preamps offered from companies are a pedal. I am kind of skeptical on how the pedal would be compaired to a rack mount version? Can you really get good tone out of something that small? I know it sounds like a stupid question, but I just feel like a rackmount pre would sound better than a pedal. Some preamps I have been looking at are: EBS Valvue Drive Aguilar Tone Hammer (based off the ODP-3 Pre) Tech21 RPM Demeter HBP-1 H Series I am looking for a punchy, aggressive, clear, balsy tone that is not too bright. Go to www.myspace.com/hastetheday. That bassists tone is kind of what i am going for. Anybody know of any good preamps?