I've owned this pre for some time now and have used it on certain occasions. I assume it has a bit of competition now-a-days. I don't hear any noticable difference between it and my TC Helicon Voice Prism I may use once in while for vocal effects. I've posted a topic or two about pre-amps and found out that you can't skip or compromise in this area. I know it's time to give up using these less than desirable mic pre's so I'm coming to you guys for a little assistance. What should I do with the tubessence...dump it, use it as a spare, or maybe make it a part of my recording chain?