I have never been much of a stomp box guy but recent gig's had me looking for some dirt and a few other tricks. Looked at all the potential options and decided to give the Nova a try. Only have had it a few days but I must say that although this thing is really geared towards guitar players it really shines for a bass player too. All of the effects are dead quiet and very good sounding. I picked this up for under $350 which I though was very reasonable until I got the unit, now I think it's a steal at that price. Made like a tank, silent in operation with very high quality effects. Could be an option for an all-in-one solution if that's what your after. I may add an expression pedal for volume and WAH but other than that this has it all.