The amplification I use the most when playing electric bass is a Carvin B1500. I have been very satisfied with its sound, power, headroom, tone controls, and appearance. Our band has recently been recording, and the DI has provided a very clean bass signal. When I compared its cost and performance against the competition, and read the reviews here on Talk Bass, it seemed like a no-brainer to me, and I haven't had any regrets. Good luck with your decision!