Hi Everybody!! Wondering what yall think is the best preamp in the categories of: *THE ABSOLUTE BEST*: best warm tube tone: best hard tone: best for under 600: best for under 300: best value: By best, I mean quality of tone coloring capabilities. So what is THE BEST note: You, my ears, and the friendly folks at guitar center are deciding my future investment in amplification. Whatever I wind up with will be dual use for both bass and keyboards. I've created three threads, one for power, one for pre, and one for cabs. It's just easier this way.