I have had one for awhile and have always had decent results while using it for practice and recording but I've never used it in a band setting. I've been frustrated with the choices overdrive pedals available and recently sold my sansamp bddi and A full tone OCD pedal as well as a boss overdrive pedal. However I have been very happy with my Catalinbread SFT pedal but I use that primarily with my classic rock band, and it doesn't work all that well with the Alice in chains cover band that I'm also in. The Sansamp was decent in that situation but I found that it was a little too scooped sounding for my taste and therefore I decided to set have a couple of settings on the Digitech BP 355 as a means of mimicking the Sansamp bddi. I also wanted to set up at least 10 of my own presets with even volumes so that I wouldn't have so many volume spikes like it had with the factory presets. I grabbed my Jazz bass, and plugged the BP355 into my LM Tube 800 and 2 hours later I came up with 13 of my own presets. A couple are variations of what the Sansamp sounds like, as well as some SVT settings with high gain and lower gain options. This pedal shines as an SVT amp modeler, but the effects are guitar effects and either cause a loss of low end or sound absolutely cheesy. For $199'new, it can mimic a Sansamp bddi fairly well, and if you stick to using it as a modeler, the EQ, stick to distortion in moderation, and invest some time the BP 355 isn't bad at all.
Video Links- The first is mainly pick playing and the 2nd video is more finger style. Use headphones as the volume isn't very loud. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SppOqzYoppg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJG08k3J66E