I just got a steal on a Trace Elliot v-type preamp for $125, but it seams that when I crank up the volume it gets really noisy. I've got it to where I can just pull up the gain and keep the volume low and it doesn't happen, but it still gets noisy in the DI. I just wondered if there was anything I could try before shelling out the big bucks to find somebody in this area that will actually work on it. It took me about 3 hours just to find somebody to work on my band's yamaha PA cabinet, so anything I can do myself is what I'm hoping for. Thanks, Brad It does sound great though, just thought I might want more volume in the future at sometime.