Hey folks, So, I acquired a Peavy TKA 65 a little while ago (for free). It's an old bugger (I'm told it was purchased 25 years ago, but this is third-hand info so not sure how accurate it is), and says "Hand built in the USA" on the back. Also heavy as sin for a combo this size. But, it has a pre-out and power-in, so I run my RBI into it and use it as a power-amp/cab combo. It's been working great for practices and as a stage monitor. Last night, however, I was running a bit late for a rehearsal with a cover band. With expedience in mind, I just plugged into the combo, twiddled the knobs a bit, and away we went. I was shocked. I had the pre level set up all the way, and was using the post to set my volume (not sure why... I wasn't thinking and got it backwards). But the tone that came out was really nice and snarly! This band does a lot of the new retro-ish rock, like Jet, The Strokes, The Trews, etc... and it fit in just perfect. I was really impressed by this mangy old thing, and how much air it was moving for simply being 65 watts. If I can find a way to get this sound to the board (besides mic'ing the cab, I have yet to find a sound guy that will mic a bass cab, not that I blame them), I may just pass on the RBI for this particular band. Anyway, I just wanted to pass on this pleasantly surprising experience. I've heard these amps can be had for $100 to $150, and I urge anyone who needs something for rehearsals to try one out. Last thought: would taking the signal from the pre-out into a DI box provide a decent signal to the board? I'm a little shakey on the topic, not sure if the voltages or whatever are correct. Would kick butt if I could, though.