Hey, i think i finally decided on the pre. the sansamp RBI. I would run it with a QSC poweramp, hopefully the PLX if i have the money, and into a avatar 2x10 and add a 2x12 soon if i have the money. does that sound like a solid rig? now i play in a ROCK N ROLL band. but im sure my style will change some time. all i need is a good rock n roll bass tone, maybe some slight over drive when needed. some praise the overdrive on this, others only complain about it. how do you feel? what about running a tube mic pre with it? some people said it boosts the signal and make it a little warmer.