I mean... I had a little time on my hands, and wandered over to the BassTasters preamp site... and thought that the Mesa Walkabout soundclip really kicked it! I used to own a Mesa Buster! combo and thought that the front end off of that baby would've made a great preamp too! So why won't Mesa issue the front end of the Walkabout (or the Pulse, for that matter) as a separate preamp? That would sell like your proverbial hotcakes, IMHO! Imagine... you could (with sufficient fundage...) own a Walkabout Scout for small gigs, and be able to utilize the same front end in your "rack 'o doom" for the big gigs too! Isn't one of the TB forum members here a Mesa employee? Ben Strange, I think? Chime in if you could, please!