A few days ago I finally got my Basswitch.
I took it to a "full amp" reharsal and used it as a preamp/buffer for my passive Lakland DJ5 and as a blender with an Xotic RC Bass Booster into my SA200/db212 stack
The preamp with a 4 band (semi parametric mids) eq is very musical. Having played great active Sadowskys almost exclusively for years, I must say that I don't miss the fabulous Sado preamp with this combination.
The switchable/blendable effects loop is very easy to use: volume boost/cut on the send side and mix on the receive side, plus a phase switch.
That way it is impossible to have any signal/phase mismatch.
In the serial loop I had patched my trusted VT pedal.
so first impessions:
- musical eq (I just used added a tiny bit of lows and low mids)!
- no added noise, and NO switching noise!
- footswitches seem very sturdy
- the control pots can be tricky to move but on the other hand it is almost impossible to turn them by accident
I haven't used the DI so far, but this will be done with my bigger board (more FX) tomorrow in a "inear only" setup with my other band. I will report back!
Here's a pic of the big board: