Hi forum, I’m brand new here and pretty new to bass. I’m a guitarist and a drummer looking to add bass to my skill set for the purpose of songwriting and recording. Having said that, I’m really clicking with bass! Having the background as a drummer, turning guitarist, I find I’m probably a better bass player than guitarist already. So I may invest more in playing bass than just for basic recording. I can’t find an answer to my question, or maybe it’s that the question is driven by the current wave of gear. Please help orientate me! In short: do I buy a Darkglass Alpha-Omega 900 or the Ultra preamp pedal? Pros of the amp for me are: Preamp, comp power amp and effects loop all in one box. The biggest kicker is the aux in and headphone out. I learn off TrueFire, so this is invaluable! Cons: Possibly a lot of money and a lot of power i’ll Never fully use? Pros of the AO Ultra: Compact, does 80% of what the amp does. I can afford the pedal, a hyper luminal and something like a Scarlett 2i2 to start recording and have change from the cost of an amp. Cons: Not as plug and play. The computer setup sometimes puts me off practice if i’m Short on time. NOTE: I do have a Yamaha THR10C which is great for super quick practice sessions, has nice clean sound and aux in capability. What’s more sensible here, considering i’m Doing this mostly for my own home-based creative endeavours? I chose the AO as I like Jon Stockman a lot, I like the AO distortion sound a lot and bass makes me want to play heavy music again. I don’t play heavy stuff on guitar. More bluesy, rock type stuff. So the bass recording I would do for that is mostly clean. I’m using the AO as an example for any of the Darkglass gear, i’ll Play the different sounds and go with what I like, it’s the feature set i’m Looking for advice on here. Thanks in advance friends! And sorry for being that dumb noob!