I am looking at the possibility of using my SansAmp Bass Driver Di as a preamp into a new power amp. I do not have much money at the moment. I was thinking that to invest in a good power amp (Carvin) and a good 1x12 or 2X10 cabinet and use the sansAmp as a preamp would be a good temporay solution. Right now I just have a SWR workingman's 10 which does not have enough volume for one of the warehouses I play in. Also, the PA does not handle my 5 string well. I like the tones I get from my alembic 5, and usually run the EQ of the amps I use on flat settings and just adjust my bass. Even the SanaAmp I run straight through without coloring the tone when I use the XLR out to a PA system, so I don't think that my tone would be negatively affected by going from the Sansamp to a new power amp. Any comments on this idea?