the artist is the best bass iv played.
its just got oodles of badass.
every time i use it at a show there's at least someone who comments on it and the sound.
I like it because its got plenty of top end naturally, which gives definition, then i can add plenty of bass to that, without it turning into mud.
the bass and treble pots are useful.
the bright mode can be useful, if you roll off the treble a little bit, gives it all a bit more grunt without being to cutting.
The expansion / compression is an acquired taste..
Its a little noisy, but not really bad. if your playing it doesnt matter anyway!
im using one in our band rehearsal here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYBlE0TOBks
and i have a short review here, but its not to good and the camera sound doesn't really give it justice http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=...ture=endscreen