Hi all! I have been using talk bass to help me with my questions for a while as there is so much good info on here! I've finally had to sign up as I can't find the solution to my problem anywhere. I recently bought a Trace RAH600SMX and I love it! Lovely rich tones and very versatile which is great. The problem is I'm having to boost the input signal up to 10 (which is full blast!) just to even get it into the orange light of trace's traffic light system. I use an active fender jaguar and with the active pad on it gets just about sits in the orange but only when boosted at full blast. When I switch to passive and disengage the active pad its the same story. Full boost and just about sitting in the orange. I'm sure its not the bass as it's the same story when I plug in my P bass. I'm going to replace the pre amp valve soon but the problem is the same whether i blend the valve in or just use the solid state circuitry. If anyone could shed some light on this I would be very very grateful. Thanks in advance!