The classic 10-band graphic EQ in a way is a little retro. Ampeg, Hartke and Ashdown have all stuck with them on various heads, but in the pedal world I have to believe the argument against them is primarily space related. Enter the Whirlwind Bass Ten - a massive 18v, sizely unapologetic pedal that in spite of eating up precious pedalboard space it delivers more than the EQ stage of my actual bass head. My question to the group: Is this to some degree a one of a kind bit of gear or are there some diamond in the rough EQs out there I've missed? I'm fully aware of the more generic 9v EQs (MXR, Boss), but when you hear this thing it's just an entirely different class. If there were a smaller one available with the same build quality and headroom I'd consider a switch, but having used this one it's a tough act to beat. Share you adventures, surprises and let downs amongst the tone-tweaking world of EQ.