A few years ago I had both a Bass POD and a Sansamp PSA-1. In the end I kept the POD and sold the Sansamp. I found it easier to get the Jamerson-Dunn-Kaye tone I was looking for with the POD. There was more dirt in the PSA-1 and I found it more brittle. I could see how someone going for rock tones might like the Sansamp, but for me it came in second. I may be in a situation soon where I need a second preamp. I'd like (of course) to get something better than the POD and since I use so few of the PODs settings (I never touch the effects other than the compressor) that shouldn't be hard. At least for the moment I'd like to hear more info on the Sansamp products dedicated to the bass - the RBI and the BDDI. Would they be a lot better than the PSA-1 for getting an old school tone? Note: Just to give you a picture of what I'm going for - On the POD I mostly use either my tweaks of the "Motor City" (Pan-o-flex) setting (in a bright room) or the "Silver Face" (in a dead room) with the "Flip top" B-15 and "Brit Major" (Vox-100) thrown in occationally. I've tweaked these a lot using the deep editing features and play through the PA or a PA amp and speaker.