My rig consists of a Sansamp RBI, Compressor, and a power amp. I've always dug the RBI, but it's sounding a little too harsh for my ears. I've owned it for two years. I can't say I've mastered it, but I know how to get all the tones I want. Now, I know it's a tube simulator. Will an change to a BMax-T which is actually a tube preamp be a good change? I'm not going to go out and buy one just to try it out. I was just hoping to do a little upgrading with my tax return money. How do those preamps compare? I know that they both have similar features. 3 band EQ, Master volume. The differences that I've seen are the mid freq/gain, the gain, and the other things Vs. The Presence, Drive, and Balance.