TB, I am selling my Tech21 VT Bass Rack after only one gig on it. This preamp sounds great, is built like a tank, and is more versatile than the RPM/RBI imho. You can get a wide range of tones out of this pre. The only reason I am selling this is that I talked to James Demeter yesterday for quite some time and have decided to pursue, the much more expensive, HPB-1. It has less than 4 hours played on it total and does not have so much as a scratch on itl. Will ship with box, manual, unregistered warranty card etc. Pics to come tonight.... $290 Shipped con us. From Tech21: "The VT Bass rackmount is an expanded version of our popular VT Bass pedal. In addition to Drive, Character and active EQ controls, this single space format incorporates a Blend control to adjust the amount and balance of direct instrument signal with the SansAmp circuitry. Theres also an XLR Output Level control for optimum performance with PA systems. Other features include an Effect Loop with a Mix 50/50 switch (for parallel or series operation), an XLR output with selectable levels, and a buffered direct XLR output to provide a dry signal."