I took the alembic on a gig for the first time last night, and I was a bit dissapointed. I've been using and Ampeg SVP-Pro for years, and with the alembic I really missed the mute switch, the graphic EQ for tweaking a second bass, and especially the mid frequency selector! In our rehersal space, which is a really good sounding room, the thing kills ... but out in the real world I really needed to bring down some low bass and add some 200hz ... out of luck! The Alembic has incredible, and I mean incredible tone, but it is lacking in features. If I keep using it I'll need to add a parametric EQ to the rack for sure, and that still won't get me two sounds for two basses. :scowl: Oh well, the gig went great, and the sound was good enough to have the whole place dancing ... I think I was the only one that was even the slightest bit bummed. I just know that it could have been a bit better with my Ampeg.