I know there is a review area but as I've exchanged a few postings here on the subject, here are my initial thoughts on the DB 359 I just purchased. I've not been able to play at gig levels and will reserve final judgement until then. I have it hooked up to two Trace Elliot cabs. A 2 x 10 with a horn and a 1 x 15, each 200 watts. Bass wise I'm using my '72 P Bass and a VW Classic Fodera. My main point of reference is an Acoustic 220 that I've owned since new. Well, as I think Tom mentioned in a recent post, the Aggie is not very loud. In deed, volume wise, my Acoustic blows the rack off the Aggie. Tone wise the Aggie is killer with the P Bass but, for me, gives too much growl, at low levels, with the Fodera. I'm guessing that the 18 volt pre-amp on the Fodera is too much for the Aggie to handle even in the active input. As the Fodera is my main player, I find that a little disappointing but I will need to see how it sits in a band setting. And, I do know to not crank the pre-amp volume. I backed it down from 12 o'clock to about 10 o'clock but the Fodera still growls and I mean at playing along with the CD type volumes. It has treble and bass boost switches which are very subtle but add just the right amount of zip to each frequency without unduly upping the volume. I love the warm tube sound which still hangs in even when the treble is added. I like a deep punchy tone with a nice string "click" when you're playing hard and the Aggie delivers on this. Can't wait to play out with the guys to see how it sounds in a group setting. HOWEVER, as nice as it is, I think my Acoustic might be even better. Not much lighter although it's solid state, but possibly with more punch and tone flexibility, time will tell. GAS is a strange thing. about a year ago I bought a Two Rock guitar amp for about $2,500 (A truly great world class amp.) to find out that my $500 Ampeg (Designed by Lee Jackson.) was even more of a tone machine than the TR. Not as well made of course but nonetheless, better sounding. I sold the TR within a month. My initial reaction to the Aggie is the same but, as I say, I'll reserve judgement until I've played with the guys... more to follow.