I play the guitar, but I have been intrigued by owning a bass as of lately.. However, when it comes to amplifying the thing, I am very unsure.. The situations where I might be playing bass will probably sport a PA system. Therefore I wonder what to have between the bass and the mixing board.. The Guitar PODXT with the Bass expansion pack is an option.. However, I don't need all the extra bells and whistles; the compressor is the only thing I'd be using besides the amp-modelling of the POD... If there are other preamps that you would like to suggest, I'm ears open. However, these are some considerations for my concern: - the preamp must have the ability to be supplied by ~230V. - I really like the warm and deep, but defined bass tones that Stefan Lessard from the Dave Matthews Band and Adam Clayton (especially on U2's 'Pop') achieve. - price range around 200-300$. Preferably on the lower end of that range of course, but throw in your suggestions anyway.. Thanks.. Edit: forgot about this factor.... It's probably not all that easy to practice when you have only got a bass and a standard preamp..?