Hey all! I was messin' around today with my GT Ditto DI (tube DI-freakin' awesome, has NOS Telefunkin tubes BTW) right into a power amp to see if it could drive a power amp to "gig" levels. It goes from unity gain with 30db of tube gain, so I wondered if it could do it. Well it does, and boy-o-boy does it sound stinkin' nice. FWI I used the following: Stewart 1.2 power amp & Aguilar GS112 cabs Carver PM 900 power amp & Epifani 310 UL cab F Bass BN5 fretted F Bass BNF5 fretless My thought was, do any of you guys use a mic pre as your front end on your live rig?? I run my EQ flat 98% of the time anyway so crazy EQ settings for me don't apply. I usually do my adjusting from the bass in small amounts if any. Plus, you can find the Ditto for $300-ish, and it's a killer DI. I'm thinking of trying the GT Brick. That way I will have a little more control over the levels and such. Thoughts, comments, dirty remarks?!?!?!?!