Ok, I've looked through older threads but no one really seems to0 interested in this pre. Is it just a mediocre pre? I really dig the tones on basstasters, but no one really seems to be t0o hot on it here. I couldn't find enough good or bad reviews to really made an assessment. The nearest Ampeg dealer to me is over 150 miles away and they don't carry anything else i'm really looking at right now, so I don't want to make a trip that could turn out to be a waste to just test the thing. So, what is the word on the svp-bsp. Is it worth the money or should I just go with a bmax or rbi. My sound..... I like HI-FI but I also like to get things dirty(thats why this amp seems appealing to me) I'll be looking to run this through a schroeder in the future and plan on getting an MTD down the line to go with. I play everything I can(musically) currently I'm in a hard rock group(you can hear on my link at the bottem) but my heart goes out to jazz and fusion type stuff. I'm one of the guys who likes doing lead lines on bass.