Hi guys, I'm upgrading my rig from a Hartke HA3000 head over to a pre/power setup for the first time, and have been offered the BBE Bmax-T and from reading as much as I can it seems a pretty great option, and have only seen positive things about it. Alas, in the UK in my town there's not much in the way of music stores so I can't really try before I buy in most cases so have tended to blind bought my gear based on opinions and brand-trust etc, so thats what I'm kinda going on here. Currently before my amp stage I'm running the MXR M-80 which whilst I used the distortion channel I particularly love for its clean boost, its fantastic and makes my rig sound so much meatier. I also have an Alesis Nanocompressor going into this. Lookin at the Bmax I'm hoping its compression stage is going to be good enough to sell the nano (afterall the nano has more buttons as its designed for different instruments etc, so a more purpose orientated option should be as good in my mind) and the same with the M-80 and the BBEs "sonic maximiser" that they seem pretty proud of. I mainly play hardcore (think punk/metal tones if you're not that familiar) and I've heard the tone is really clear and that was from a review of the transistor version, so hoping for nice warmth from the valves and the ability to have a nice broad range of tones with the controls. So for those who know their gear better than me, does it sound like I'm doing the right thing? I'm hoping the sale of my head, compressor and m80 will cover the price of my pre/poweramp and give me a better rig with more flexibility.