Hello everyone, I've got some questions. Ok, what I'm looking at are tube preamps that are $100 or less. What I want to do is basically warm up my tone a little bit, and also have the option to add a -little- bit of drive occasionally as needed. In general though, I want a clean tone with just some added warmth - no distortion. Also, I'm looking for a preamp that I can plug my bass straight into so that I can run it before my Behringer PEQ-2200 (as I don't think the inputs on the Behringer were made for a straight up instrument level signal - though it does sound surprisingly good); but on the same hand, it would be nice if the unit can also handle the line level output of my effects loops on my amps. Also, if any of you have read my gear posts before, I'm a stickler for equipment that is dead quiet. I've been told that once you introduce a tube into the equation that your noise floor rises though. Is this true? And if so, just how much noiser is it than a solid state preamp? And finally, sometime in the future I might also at times run a microphone off of this preamp to mic up my rig. So, here's the ones I'm considering...(let me know if there are any other good ones that I'm missing)... Presonus TubePre http://www.presonus.com/html/products/tubepre.html ART Tube MP / Tube MP Studio / Tube MP OPL http://www.artroch.com/products_detail.asp?PRODUCTID=32 dbx MiniPre http://www.dbxpro.com/minipre.htm Does anyone have experience with these products with regards to using them as a bass preamp? I've searched for reviews of them here on TB as well as elsewhere and there doesn't seem to be any consistancy to the reviews - for example, some people say that the ART Tube MP's are great and really fatten the sound up, while others will say they sound really distorted and are noisy. Granted, some of this will definitely have to do with people's opinions, but what's the overall word on the street? Thanks in advance.