I've gotten so used to my TFB420, and Eden wt800 I kinda forgot I had the bbe b-max laying around. It's mated to a qsc/plx 1202, bridged at 1200 watts, firing into a Schroeder 1210. I have not had the input mod done, but feel like I need to... I'm playing all fingerstyle blues/rock, typically a Reverend 5L or old P or T bass for axes. I'm running the bright switch off, treble at 8, mids at 5, bass at 8, pararmids -2@600hz, compressor at 5, low contour at 8, and processor at 3. Without the input mod, I have to run the input gain very low, like 2 or less. No matter if the axe is passive, active, whatever. Otherwise it gets kinda crunchy kinda fast. This is most noticable thru the horn in the schroeder. Turn the input down a tad and everything goes back to kewl. The output volume is running somewhere b/t 2-5 depending how much thunder I need to call down This seems to give me a pretty big fat sound with enough bite and bark to it to still cut thru a live mix. Two things of note: all the tone controls seem much less responsive than the TFB420 or Eden. In other words, twiddle the knobs all you want, not much different happens. I'm used to pretty huge changes with small adjustments on the TFB and Eden. BUT: If I turn the input up, and or output up, the tone controls, and bass in particular, seem to get a little more responsive. Still not at a TFB or Eden level tho...In otherwords, knob twiddling makes a little more difference at higher volume. 2 Q's: what's that about? And where do you run your bbe bmax for whompin good fingerstyle tone? thanks, chef-illiterate bmax user.