Hi ..I posted this on Gearslutz and thought someone here might help out too . I need to decide on a studio on the road .Recording EL BASS ..pop/jazz/rock One has a Millenia HV-3C pre . Very transparent(transistor) ...used as a piano pre in this case . The other has a Midas channel strip (not sure what model)... I own a Retrospec Squeezebox which claims to be based on a LA2A ...used alot by bassists . My hope is to run the Squeezebox(has 2 12AX7`s ) in front of the Millenia and simulate some fatness and color . If it`s a big mistake I`d love to find out before I hit REC ! thanks for any help ....Paul I see the studio with the Midas also has an AMEK 9098 w/o EQ ....but the Milennia is in the studio with the vibe ....What`s an ig-i-no-rant-e guitarist to do ????