For the last few years, I have been using a Fishman bass blender, attached to my bass stand. It provides some extra gain to the FC, and its handy to have the eq and volume controls right beside you. I occassionaly blend a mike with the FC. About 7 weeks ago it quit, and has been in the shop since. The tech called today, and he is not sure that he can repair it. Fishman discontinued the bass blender a few years ago. They make the pocket blender, which is pretty close, but does not have XLR input. Do you guys known of any other company that makes a 2 channel preamp that will mount on my bass stand (Hamilton) with both 1/4 and XLR input?