I started playing bass 6 years ago. I now have 9 basses and over 20 pedals of which I have weeded out the average ones through research, buying and selling. When I first started looking at bass gear, the knowledgeable bass guy at the music store said he has only 2 or 3 main pedals now and one was the MXR M80 Bass DI. He said he only uses it for one thing really - the colour switch. I have found his advice to be sound, for if I want a bass to sound like I want it to - I just press that little blue colour switch and life is good again. And if you want life to be great - add an Aguilar Tone Hammer after it - the combo is incredible. I’m surprised every time!