Sorry if this is somewhere else but I've been searching and I can't find anything. Link me if I missed it somewhere. I'm looking to try out some new preamps to get more of a modern growl sound. I'm using a Peavey CS800 for my amp. Currently I have the Peavey Bassist as my preamp and I'm looking at a Peavey Alpha tube preamp on Ebay. Will running a setup like this (tube pre to SS amp in general) give me any noticeable sound differences or am I just looking at a smoke and mirrors situation? There is nothing wrong with my Bassist, just looking into different sounds. PS, I don't have a whole lot of money to throw around so the CS800 will have to stay. I can only really upgrade the preamp if I find the right deal.