Hey Gang, My 2c when it comes to the Benson Preamp - it's phenomenally good, even at very low drive settings (how I keep mine set). I run it in conjunction with the Neunaber Neuron and then off DI - all of that sounds like an amp to my ears. The Neuron is wonderful piece of gear in iteslf, but paired with the Preamp - that's such a tasteful and melodic tone with minimal tweaking. Love it! Thanks!