i'm looking for a pedal to use as a slightly overdriven preamp pedal to run direct to a full range speaker and to the PA. on it's own, it should be able to produce tubey low-medium gain overdrive - w/o any clank or fizz - that still has a heavy/thick low end. this would be an "always-on" pedal, and should also work well with other OD and bass fuzz pedals before it. ie. it should have either have a speaker sim or low-pass/high-cut filter built into it before the output. oh, and i don't need a direct out (i have a good DI). the two that have my attention are the Vintage Microtubes (non-deluxe model) and the new Tech 21 Bass Driver DI V2. based on what i've described, which do you think would fill that role best? open to other suggestions in that same price and size range, but before anyone suggests them, i'm not interested in any of the VT Bass pedals (don't like the clanky tone), or the larger "deluxe" Darkglass pedals (too expensive). FWIW, i'm playing a 5-string w/ a split coil and single coil tuned to Drop-D.