Hey guys, I was in bed when I was thinking about what my repairman called me to tell me about yesterday. I wasn't at home so he left a message on my answering machine. He told me that there was nothing wrong with my electronics physically, as in there aren't any loose connections or anything, but he does tell me that my preamp sounds weird. I agree completely with him, something is wrong with my tone. My bass teacher agrees as well. Could it just be Ibanez's faulty electronics? Well anyway, he told me that he could order up a preamp from Montreal for about $50 Canadian. That's no more than $60 USD if I remember correctly. The thing is, my bass has midsweeps and a full 3 band eq, as in it wouldn't be quite a shabby piece of wires. However, I've seen some preamps go for over 150+, and those ones would only have a 2 or 3 band eq. What kind of preamp would I be getting for $50? Would they even have mid sweeps? Excuse me if I made any horrible mistakes, I just got out up bed to type this out. Thanks for readin', guys.