Last night at band practice I opted to run my new Tech 21 Oxford pedal in my signal chain rather than my Tech 21 VT Bass, which I've been using as an "always on" pedal into a GK 800RB/Ampeg 8x10 setup for a few years. I'm still getting accustomed to the way the controls interact with one another, but WOW, the Oxford has a really fantastic sound. With my Thunderbird, I was getting some amazing "old school" rock tones. Growl for days. I was definitely getting a tone in the ballpark of Tom Petersson from Cheap Trick. I won't be getting rid of my VT anytime soon because I do love the Ampeg sound and it does it wonderfully. But the Oxford has its own distinct sound that, in my opinion works great for bass. I have a 70's Orange OR120 to directly compare it to. Sounds damn close. The Orange sounds great for bass, but isn't loud enough for me to use for bass live. The Oxford into my GK fills that niche very well. Couldn't be happier.