just wanted to thank you for the reply and help with the 1566a. I finally got a clear signal about an hour ago because I didn't have my wires wrapped enough around the screw before I screwed it in. But yeah I would love to know how you have yours wired up. I've never done the barrier strip thing before. do you use it as a DI on bass or just as a mic preamp on bass? I'm probably going to use mine for vocals.