I'm playing a Lakland 55-02 --> BBE Bmax (SS) --> QSC RMX 2450 (bridged at 8 ohms) --> SWR Goliath III (8 ohm). I've noticed at times that no matter what I do I seem to get a overdriven signal from my setup. It might even be the faintest distortion at times, but it's still there. I've played around with the gain/master volume/amp level controls trying to eliminate this problem--but cannot shake it. It seems to really noticeable when I run the MM pup solo. I've tried lowering my pups--I've backed off the gain inside the control cavity on the Lakland--but nothing seems to help. It's not really a loudness issue since it will even do it at low to medium volumes. I call it overdrive (not distortion) because it's a nice, warm overdrive sound. Almost old-school tube like. I'd probably be really happy with it if I was going for an overdriven sound. But unfortunately I'm not I've read reports of the overly sensitive input on the BBE. Could that be my problem? I'm going to try another preamp this weekend. Should I consider sending the preamp back to BBE and having them back it off a bit? Any suggestions on what to try next?