I picked up a DTAR Solstice a week or 2 ago after trying in vain to make my old Fishman B-II preamp sound remotely good with my Realist going into my old SWR Workingman's 12 amp. The B-II isn't the best pre obviously but it was a 'band aid' to try and match impedances to make the SWR sound at least passable. Still wasn't doing the trick. I have to say that the Solstice has made a WORLD of difference in the amplified sound of my bass through this amp. We played a gig last night and several bassists in town who use more DB-specific amps (EA, Acoustic Image, etc) complimented the tone and were surprised when it was an electric bass amp. I never thought that the SWR could sound 'natural' at all, but it was a joy to play through it with the Solstice after fighting with my amplified sound for a long time. We recorded the show so when I get around to mixing it I'll post a clip. All hail the Solstice!